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Sean Scully on the Pissarro Painting He Will Never Own

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The artist tells the story of the painting that made him become an artist.

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. 

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.
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