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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 154

    Ciaran Lennon (b. 1947)

    Lense/Askew

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    Ciaran Lennon (b. 1947)
    Lense/Askew
    signed, inscribed and dated 'C. Lennon/Lense/Askew/2008' (on a label attached to the reverse)
    acrylic paint on acrylic sheet on copper wire mesh on paint on copper
    12¼ x 10 in. (31.1 x 25.4 cm.)


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    Lennon's work on his Colour Collections led him to focus on single paintings, what he calls 'lenses'. In 2007 he commented 'Liquid/solid, liquid acrylic, solid acrylic, reflective, transparent, etc. They reflect the room - not like the traditional lens into another world. I like the way the metal makes the paint react - like the bone, the fleshiness of the paint on it' (see Awake! Absolutely. Awake', Ciáran Lennon, In Conversation, Stoney Road Press, May 2007, p. 98).

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