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    Sale 1970

    Post-War And Contemporary First Open

    1 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 97

    Sean Scully (b. 1945)

    Hiddensee

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sean Scully (b. 1945)
    Hiddensee
    signed, titled and dated 'HIDDENSEE Sean Scully 1985' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1985.


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    Provenance

    David McKee Inc., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    "If you think about what's going on in all these new trends...Richter, Polke, etc...all is in terms of double identity. My work, by comparison, seems absurdly direct with its fixation on being honest: "this is painting"; "this is a brushstroke": it is a kind of manifesto."
    (Sean Scully as quoted in Sean Scully: Twenty Years, 1976-1995, ex. cat., Atlanta, High Museum of Art, 1995)