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    Sale 5837

    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    30 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 254

    Antony Micallef (b. 1975)

    Suck Love

    Price Realised  


    Antony Micallef (b. 1975)
    Suck Love
    signed 'A Micallef' (on the reverse)
    oil, charcoal and pencil on canvas
    67 1/8 x 63in. (170.5 x 160cm.)
    Executed in 2002

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    Private Collection, London.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The trouble with pop is that it doesn't really go deeper than the surface. For me, this isn't enough substance. You have to drag it down and challenge it to make it interesting. When you put two contrasting images together, it causes friction, and that is the bit I am interested in.
    Antony Micallef