Sean (Pat) Sullivan

b. 1942, American

"Curiosity Box 2," 1998

Oil on canvas, collage and curios under Plexiglas
Signed lower right: Sean Sullivan, signed again and dated verso: 98'
Canvas: 24" H x 25" W; Curio box: 4.25" H x 25" W

  • Provenance: The Cooprider Family Collection
  • Exhibited: San Diego Art Institute, February, 1998
    Oceanside Art Museum, March, 1999
  • Notes: A letter from the artist accompanies the lot (partial transcription below)
    Born in Pasadena, California, Sullivan was a graduate of the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts)
    "On a planet in another Galaxy there is a museum founded by a group of archeologists who traveled through space finding planets which once supported life. They would bring artifacts from the various DIGS back to the museum where artists and forensic specialists would determine what the live being would look like...A series of 5 planets represented" - Sean (Pat) Sullivan
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Light stretcher bar creases scattered along the four edges. A 3" x 3" area of fine craquelure upper center.

    Blacklight: A 3" line of scattered dots of touch-up upper edge right. Certain pigments fluoresce under blacklight, likely in the hand of the artist.

    Frame: 30" H x 26" W x 2.5" D

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