Sean Scully, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Heritage Auctions
Sean Scully, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Heritage Auctions
Sean Scully, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Heritage Auctions
Sean Scully, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Heritage Auctions

Framed: 45.25in x 59.25in x 0in

Signature: Signed and dated lower left: Sean Scully 1989

Acquired by the present owner in 2004.

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