Sean Scully on the Pissarro Painting He Will Never Own
Question: Is there a work you would never sell?
Scully: Well, okay I got the perfect answer. It’s a painting by Pizarro and Pizarro live in South London near Crystal Palace. It’s a very high point, lot of impressionist live there and another movement in art, a name which I just forgot. And Pizarro painted a picture of Penge West Station. And Penge West Station was the station that I went to everyday when I went to work as s 15 year old apprentice and it was my ambition when I grew up to become a famous artist and buy that painting which I course never can but since you asked me hypothetical question, that’s the painting.
The artist tells the story of the painting that made him become an artist.
How a cataclysm worse than what killed the dinosaurs destroyed 90 percent of all life on Earth.
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Using advanced laser technology, scientists at NASA will track global changes in ice with greater accuracy.
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