Sean Scully, ‘Checker Blue’, Christie's

Signature: signed, titled and dated 'Checker Blue Sean Scully 00' (on the stretcher)

New York, Knoedler & Co., September Selections, September 2000, no. 7.

Museo De Arte Contemporaneo De Monterrey and Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, Sean Scully. Wall of Light, 2001, pp. 92-93, no. 27 (illustrated).

Knoedler & Co., New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Sean Scully

Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to abstraction, Sean Scully’s paintings and works on paper combine an underlying geometric structure with soft edges and uneven application of pigment. Scully’s compositions often employ stripes, grids, and dark, earthy tones, as seen in early watercolors where Scully allowed the paint to puddle and overlap with a larger stripe motif. This integration of structured composition with the idiosyncrasies of the chosen medium is typical of Scully’s work; the artist has described this duality as a “battle between system and emotion.”

Irish, b. 1945, Dublin, Ireland

Solo Shows

National Gallery, 
London, UK,
Sea Star: Sean Scully
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 
Wakefield, UK,
Sean Scully: Inside Outside
Washington, D.C., USA,
Sean Scully: Landline
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