Sean Scully, ‘Unframed AAA’, 1996, Hollis Taggart Galleries

Each panel is 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches

Signature: Sean Scully (b. 1945) Unframed AAA, 1996 Watercolor on paper 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches (each) Titled, numbered, signed, and dated verso: "Unframed 24/50 / S Scully 96" (left panel) Titled, numbered, signed, and dated verso: "Unframed / 50/50 / S Scully 96" (right panel)

Auction and exhibition to benefit the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), 1996
Wolfryd.Selway Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Private collection, acquired from the above, 1998

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