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James Andrew at the Hunt Slonem studio

James Andrew at the Hunt Slonem studio

My friend Harrison Morgan recently arranged for a gathering with the legendary Hunt Slonem at the artist’s home, studio, gallery, garden, and yes, aviary. The space is 15,000 square feet of pure hypnagogia—and very much the extension of Slonem’s art as well as the perfect launching point for the artist’s further creative investigations.

It seems this is exactly the psychophysical space needed to incorporate and so gloriously resolve the great cacophony of exotic birds, bugs, rabbits, butterflies, monkeys, voodoo saints, and even depictions of our beloved Abraham Lincoln that inhabit Slonem’s vision.

Work by Hunt Slonem

Work by Hunt Slonem

As you might imagine, I’m now quite excited about the possibilities Slonem’s work presents for the interiors I’m creating. Do have a look at The Worlds of Hunt Slonem when you’re in the mood for a wondrous adventure!

I’m sporting a red leather biker jacket by Gucci, blue plaid cotton shirt by Tom Ford, Paul Smith pale gray light weight wool pant, Gucci patent and silver leather belt, Yves Saint Laurent “Windsor” loafers in black leather and my fragrance is Creed Original Cologne.


  1. Dean says:


    I woke up this morning thinking about a pink butterfly Slonem, that I almost bought last year. What a strange coincidence, as I had not yet read my daily WIJW. Am reading a great book by William Rieder,
    called “A Charmed Couple, the Art and Life of Matilda and Walter Gay” set in turn of the century Paris and so evocative. Thanks for sharing this great Hunt Slonem experience, lucky you!


  2. James Andrew says:


    I hope that pink butterfly somehow comes your way.
    Slonem’s work is just magical and I can’t wait to grace the many fine interiors I have created with some of his brilliant works.



  3. danny says:

    Who’s a pretty boy, then?

    X, Danny

  4. Dean Farris says:


    Just purchased “The Worlds of Hunt Slonem” Am sure the pink butterfly has long since flown away!


  5. Juana de Esquivel says:

    me encanta, qué bellas obras!

  6. Dear James!

    What a great post! I love the painting with blue and golden tones, it´s amazing!

    Have a great day!

    Big Hug,


  7. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Gorgeous paintings, I love them! excellent work!

    Best Regards,


  8. Martina says:

    Qué belleza! me encantaría poder comprar uno!

    saludos desde México!


  9. Harrison says:

    I am a tremendous fan James Andrew , and a collector of Hunt Slonem’s fabulous art , which is truly wonderful to live with , and enjoy every day !
    Wonderful article !

  10. Filippo says:

    Great James , im honored to enter in Yr blog, where the really style, beauty, and the class are every moment present.
    Im very proud to Be Yr and Harrison virtual italian friend.

    You two are simply CHIC.

    With all the respect, Yr simple friend filippo

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