Sean Buys Art


Sean Buys Art
The Independent (UK)
By Oliver Duff
11 Oct 2006
Since tossing in a job at his father's Sheffield welding firm in the late Seventies,
Sean Bean has established himself as one our toughest film stars.
Intriguing then that during his years of on-screen villainy, he has also developed a
keen eye for art collecting.
On Tuesday night [10 Oct 2006], Bean pitched up at London's SW1 gallery to
view the new collection by India's Suhas Roy, whose work he came to admire
when filming Sharpe in the subcontinent last year.
He left the gallery with one of Roy's mystical canvases, procured by parting with
a substantial wedge of notes.
"I've always loved art, I actually wanted to be an artist before I started acting,"
Bean told me.
"I pick stuff up all over the world when I'm filming. I bought quite a lot in New
Zealand a few years ago. I'm very passionate about it."
Not as passionate as he is about Sheffield United FC, naturally.


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