In the late 1970s, Donald Sultan began to make pictures with building materials-linoleum floor tiles, spackle, rubber, and tar. Having grown up in a rural setting, Sultan found the industrial landscape of Chicago, where he attended art school, to be of particular interest. This painting contains two images-one of a factory (as seen on its side) and another of men's hats.


  • Title: Hats
  • Creator Lifespan: 1951
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Asheville, NC
  • Date: 1979/1979
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: DS July 18 1979 (ULC)
  • Physical Dimensions: w12 x h12 in (Complete)
  • Painter and printmaker: Donald Sultan
  • Credit Line: THE DOROTHY AND HERBERT VOGEL COLLECTION: FIFTY WORKS FOR FIFTY STATES, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2008
  • Provenance: © Donald Sultan/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: © Donald Sultan/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • External Link: http://emuseum.delart.org:8080/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/items$0040:12503
  • Medium: Graphite and vinyl asbestos tile on wood

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