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Sean Scully

Untitled, 1989

Water-based pigments on handmade paper
34 3/4 × 47 3/4 in
88.3 × 121.3 cm
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About the work
Provenance
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 45.25in x 59.25in x 0in

Framed: 45.25in x 59.25in x 0in

Signature
Signed and dated lower left: Sean Scully 1989
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Sean Scully
Irish, b. 1945
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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.”

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About the work
Provenance
HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed: 45.25in x 59.25in x 0in

Framed: 45.25in x 59.25in x 0in

Signature
Signed and dated lower left: Sean Scully 1989
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Sean Scully
Irish, b. 1945
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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.”

Sean Scully

Untitled, 1989

Water-based pigments on handmade paper
34 3/4 × 47 3/4 in
88.3 × 121.3 cm
Bidding closed
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