SEAN SCULLY (B. 1945)
SEAN SCULLY (B. 1945)
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SEAN SCULLY (B. 1945)

Untitled

Details
SEAN SCULLY (B. 1945)
Untitled
signed and dated ‘Sean Scully 1.8.95’ (lower left)
pastel on paper
22 5/8 x 30 1/8in. (57.5 x 76.5cm.)
Executed in 1995
Provenance
Galerie Lelong, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1997.
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
Further details
‘The pastels, those big pastels that I make, are very monumental. And they have a dryness. The material is pressed into the paper over and over and over again. Behind glass, they’re blurred, they’re indistinct. They have a physicality, but they have the physicality of powder … or chalk, whereas the paintings are shiny, inherently shiny. In other words a pastel doesn’t really have a skin. It’s full of air. You know, a pastel, one doesn’t get the sense with a pastel that it has an outer skin, that it has a beginning and an end. It seems, well, it’s powder, so one is chasing its outer and inner extremities when one’s looking at it, because you don’t really know where it starts and where it ends. But with the skin of oil paint, you do.’ SEAN SCULLY

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