Sean Scully (b. 1945)
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Sean Scully (b. 1945)

Human Nature

Sean Scully (b. 1945)
Human Nature
signed, titled and dated 'HUMAN NATURE Sean Scully 7.96' (on the reverse)
oil on linen
90 x 120 1/8in. (229 x 305cm.)
Painted in 1996
Galerie Klüser, Munich.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in August 1998.
Bilbao, Sala de Exposiciones REKALDE, Sean Scully, 1997 (illustrated in colour, p. 96).
Vienna, BAWAG Foundation, Sean Scully, 1998 (illustrated in colour, p. 8).
Klosterneuburg, Sammlung Essl - Kunst der Gegenwart, Sammlung Essl - the first view, 1999, p. 393 (illustrated in colour, p. 245).
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Lot Essay

‘It is sometimes said that all art aspires to the condition of music. I would like my art to aspire to something like the condition of music, but a condition that can be felt and experienced in a deep moment. I think with painting you can get rid of the problem of time. You can feel it abstracted in the rhythms, in the layers of the painting, but you are, for a moment, free’ (S. Scully, quoted in D. Carrier, Sean Scully, London 2004, p. 210).

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