Smoke Rings, June 6, 2001 (46/75), 2001
Hand signed, titled and dated by the artist. In excellent condition.
In 1999, Sultan was invited to have a permanent exhibition of his works in various media at the trendy new hotel in Budapest, Hungary that was scheduled to open in the fall of 2000. Aptly named Art'otel Budapest Donald Sultan, it was practically turned over to Sultan with a carte blanche to design everything from the fountains, to the carpeting and terry-cloth bathrobes. ”I thought everybody should have a sculpture in their room,” Sultan said of his hotel design, "and playful red carpeting with a needle-and-thread motif that supposedly hearkens back to Hungary’s history as a tapestry-making capital." Sultan even designed the hotel's dishes and matchboxes, which bear images from his Smoke Rings series. According to the hotel's official website, Sultan's "art is displayed in every hotel room at Art'otel Budapest... and the hotel is exhibiting "an unprecedented collection of his works in a museum-like permanent exhibition, offering guests the unique opportunity to submerge themselves into Sultan's work and to rediscover painting with him." All four historical buildings of the hotel are "furnished with Sultan's original works. In the hotel's 165 rooms and suites, as well as in the hallways, guests will find 579 works, offering a comprehensive overview of Sultan's oeuvre." The hotel also invites its guests "to trace the innovations Sultan introduced, opening up new directions to painting."