DETAIL : Sean SCULLY Ireland 1945  Robe figure, 2003 2003 Painting oil on canvas
Sean SCULLY | Munich 3.2.96

Ireland 1945
to Great Britain 1949, to United States of America 1975
Munich 3.2.96 1996
watercolour on paper
paper 43.5 (h) x 38.0 (w) cm
Private collection
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I once read an article on Aztec poetry, which is very repetitive, like reggae. It talked about the poetry as being an art of panic, like a way of painting out space, empty space … Getting rid of emptiness, making everything full-up; in other words, a compulsive desire to make life full-up because you know that you’re not going to be here always.

Sean Scully, interview with Joseph Masheck, ‘Piecing things together’, Sean Scully: Paintings 1985–1986 (exhibition catalogue), New York: David McKee Gallery, 1986, n.p.

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