Kind of Red: An Ode to Jazz in the Paintings of Sean Scully
This is a wonderful piece for true Scully fans, as we are. It's a rare 2006 poster from the European exhibition entitled "Sean Scully Estampes" (Sean Sculy Prints) at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. We acquired the poster, and Sean Scully graciously signed it for us at his opening at Cheim & Read in Manhattan. (He was quite impressed, I think, that we had this rare European poster from nearly a decade earlier. ) Extremely scarce when signed by the artist -- probably more uncommon than many of his numbered print editions.
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Signature: Boldly signed in black marker on the recto by Sean Scully. Provenance is direct and irrefutable because he signed it for us in person!
Publisher: Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Provenance direct and irrefutable because he signed it for us in person!!
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