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Sean Scully

Yellow Place, 1997

Oil on canvas
100 × 120 × 3 in
254 × 304.8 × 7.6 cm
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Philadelphia, New York
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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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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

Yellow Place, 1997

Oil on canvas
100 × 120 × 3 in
254 × 304.8 × 7.6 cm
Sold
location
Philadelphia, New York
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