DETAIL : Sean SCULLY Ireland 1945  Robe figure, 2003 2003 Painting oil on canvas
 
 
Sean SCULLY | Checker

 
SCULLY, Sean
Ireland 1945
to Great Britain 1949, to United States of America 1975
Checker 1994
print
etching, spitbite, sugarlift, aquatint on paper
edition 8/30
image 51.0 (h) x 40.5 (w) cm
paper 80.0 (h) x 61.0 (w) cm
Galerie Bernd Kl├╝ser, Munich
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Sometimes it is quite hard to imagine [the results of printmaking processes] … it is quite exciting. There is a lot of experimentation in working on prints. It is a bit like alchemy, it is quite medieval in that sense. You are dealing with acid, water, resin, heat and you cannot control it exactly and the amount of concentration required to make a spitbite is quite exhausting in a way.

Sean Scully, interview with Julia Klüser, in Sean Scully, Prints: Catalogue raisonné 1968–1999, Vienna: Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Gravelines: Musée du Dessin et de l’Etampile Originale, Wuppertal: Von der Heydt-Museum, 1999, pp. 143–145 (p. 144).

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