DETAIL : Sean SCULLY Ireland 1945  Robe figure, 2003 2003 Painting oil on canvas
Sean SCULLY | Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 1992

Ireland 1945
to Great Britain 1949, to United States of America 1975
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 1992
No. 3 from portfolio of 8 prints 1992
etching, spitbite, sugarlift, aquatint on paper
edition 14/20
paper 55.9 (h) x 47.0 (w) cm
image 32.0 (h) x 26.5 (w) cm
Galerie Lelong, Paris
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I am really an individualist. The question for me is whether or not something moves me and engages me. If I am moved and engaged by something, I find it beautiful … The only thing for me that distinguishes whether or not I think something is moving or profound or necessary or beautiful, they are all more or less the same thing to me, is whether it is convincing. And this in the end comes down to the character of the person making it, not the style in which it is made. I don’t think that works any more.

Sean Scully, interview with R. Eric Davis, Journal of contemporary art, 1999, on-line version,, downloaded 18 April 2004.

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