Bono, Batali, Blankfein, Cohn, Stipe, Perry: N.Y. Scene

By Amanda Gordon & Katya Kazakina


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Bono’s Beckett

Bono read from Samuel Beckett’s “The End” last night at a benefit for the Drawing Center, paying tribute to his friend, artist Sean Scully.

Then he found his own words. “I am lucky enough to live with some of Sean Scully’s work. They are of course very musical, very lyrical, but it’s their discipline I want to be around.”

Scully paints horizontal and vertical blocks of rich colors, “approaching the canvas like a kickboxer or a builder,” Bono said. “These grids with their frayed edges don’t intend to contain uncontainable emotions. What they do is suggest boundaries, limits. Limits are important for an artist, I’m told.”

“We’re both from Dublin, we kind of agree about things, about making the world better,” Scully said of his friendship with Bono.

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