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    Sale 5324

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 197

    Sean Scully (b. 1945)


    Price Realised  


    Sean Scully (b. 1945)
    signed and dated 'Sean Scully, 1977' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    48 x 36in. (122 x 91.5cm.)
    Painted in 1977

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    Juda Rowan Gallery, London (SSC32).
    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 6 February 2003, lot 710.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text

    With a great painting, more is radiating that one can understand logically. In that sense, even though it slumbers on the wall, when it is engaged an emotional experience can take place in a moment. So it functions well in a world of momentary engagement. A glance is enough to start it up.

    Sean Scully in an interview with Jörg Zutter, Sean Scully: Body Of Light, National Gallery of Australia, 2004


    London, Juda Rowan Gallery, 1977.