Kind of Red: An Ode to Jazz in the Paintings of Sean Scully
Property from the Collection of Marion and Irving Apple
Signed in pencil, dated and numbered 1/25 (total edition includes ten artist's proofs), on wove paper, printed by Jennifer Melby, published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, framed.
image: 265 by 430 mm 10 3/8 by 17 in
sheet: 465 by 607 mm 18 3/8 by 23 7/8 in
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