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U. P. Up (Sean Murphy)

U. P. Up (Sean Murphy)

Sean Murphy

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Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 40

An episode from Irish writer James Joyce’s novel "Ulysses" inspired this painting. In the novel, a character named Dennis Breen receives an anonymous postcard with the inscription, “U. P.” His wife Josie describes the postcard and her husband's anger at receiving it to the novel’s protagonist Leopold Bloom as, “U. P.: Up.” Is the postcard a joke, just for fun and games? A comment on Dennis's life falling apart? A threat? In typical Joycean fashion, we will never know.

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