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Sean Scully

Landlines and Robes

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 75,000 USD

Sean Scully

Sean Scully

Landlines and Robes

Landlines and Robes

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 75,000 USD

Sean Scully

b. 1945 Dublin, Ireland

Landlines and Robes


Executed in 2018.

Printed on Hahnemuhle Copperplate Bright White 300 gsm paper - Edition 24/60

Sheet size: 30 x 25 in / Plate size: 20 x 18 in

Clam shell portfolio case: 32 x 27 x 1 in. (81.3 x 68.6 x 2.5 cm)


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Excellent condition. All works signed with initials SS 18 recto, bottom right in pencil; edition 24/60 bottom left and title in bottom center.


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Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Gallery, London, New York, Shanghai

Sean Scully is known for rich, painterly abstractions in which stripes or blocks of layered color are a prevailing motif. The delineated geometry of his work provides structure for an expressive, physical rendering of color, light, and texture. Scully’s simplification of his compositions and use of repetitive forms—squares, rectangles, bands—echoes architectural motifs (doors, windows, walls) and in this way appeals to a universal understanding and temporal navigation of the picture plane. However, the intimacy of Scully’s process, in which he layers and manipulates paint with varying brushstrokes and sensibilities, results in a highly sensual and tactile materiality. His colors and their interactions, often subtly harmonized, elicit profound emotional associations. Scully does not shy away from Romantic ideals and the potential for personal revelation. He strives to combine, as he has said, “intimacy with monumentality.”


Scully has shown extensively, both nationally and internationally, including, most recently, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, England, the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut, the National Gallery of Art in London and San Giorgio Maggiore for the Venice Biennale, Upcoming solo exhibitions include the Albertina, Vienna, and in 2020 a major retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.