The paintings created by Sargy Mann between 2005 and 2015, when he passed away, are considered as some of the most extraordinary and emblematic of his career. Cadogan Contemporary exhibited these paintings in various exhibitions, and in early 2019 the very late works were shown together again in an exhibition at the Royal Drawing School curated by Chantal Joffe and titled 'Late Paintings’ . The exhibition focussed on a group of paintings known as the Little Sitting Room paintings which epitomised this late period of his work.



Within a few days of losing his eyesight in June 2005, Mann decided to pick up a brush and try painting again. The Cadaques paintings, which Mann had not had a chance to work on between his return from his trip and losing his eyesight, were painted between 2005 and 2006 and were exhibited that year at Cadogan Contemporary.



He had been losing his eyesight progressively since the late 1970s and had always found a way forward in his work. He said himself: "Seeing is subjective, you see in your brain, and I always saw at my best when I was painting.”



Mann developed ways of keeping track of his compositions on his canvas - with blue tack and string - and measuring the poses of through touch. He gradually developed a new visual language that was more decorative, in his own words, and in a sense free from the reality of observation.