Sean Scully Works
Sean Scully RA (born 30 June 1945) is an Irish-born American-based artist working as a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and photographer. His work is held in museum collections worldwide and he has twice been named a Turner Prize nominee.
Moving from London to New York in 1975, Scully helped lead the transition from Minimalism to Emotional abstraction in painting, abandoning the reduced vocabulary of Minimalism in favor of a return to metaphor and spirituality in art.
Scully has also been a lecturer and professor at a number of universities and his writing and teachings are collected in the 2016 book, Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully.
Sean Scully - Square Light II, 1988 Soapground aquatint, spitbite aquatint, aquatint and crayon resist with publisher and printer chop marks on Somerset textured white paper 34 × 30 1/2 in 86.4 × 77.5 cm Edition 15/25
Sean Scully - New York: Limited Editions Club, 1992. Hardcover. With the Clam Shell Box. Large 10" x 12" quarto bound in full black goatskin leather with the spine and front cover stamped in 22 karat gold in a clam shell box covered with black Italian cotton. Etchings have been printed on an all cotton stock made by Cartiere Enrico Magnani, in Pescia, Italy. The text has been printed on an off white Lana Royale stock, made in France. The typographic designer was Dan Carr. illustrated with four full page and four half page color etchings by Sean Scully and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Volume with complete text and 8 color etchings with aquatint, 1992. 305x253 mm; 12x10 inches (sheet), full margins, bound as issued. Edition of 300. Signed and numbered "182" in pencil on the justification page.
Sean Scully volume with complete text and 8 color etchings with aquatint, 1992. 305x253 mm; 12x10 inches (sheet), full margins, bound as issued. Edition of 300. Signed and numbered "182" in pencil on the justification page.
Sean Scully - This rare print is a fine example of Scully’s geometric composition. The uneven lines in this piece disrupt the rhythm of the otherwise calibrated composition, a human touch that creates an air of ambiguity and curiosity that encourages further inquiry. Pi (from the portfolio ‘Für die Pinakothek der Moderne’) Multicolored etching Signed, dated and numbered by artist From an edition of 98 25”H 22”W (image)
Sean Scully - Union Grey 1994 Etching 60 × 80 cm (23.6 × 31.5 in) Signed, titled, and numbered Edition of 30
Sean Scully - Heart of Darkness 1992 etching and aquatint in colors image: 4½ h × 6⅞ w in (11 × 17 cm) sheet: 18½ h × 21¾ w in (47 × 55 cm)Signed, dated and numbered to lower edge ‘9/20 Sean Scully 92’. This work is number 9 from the edition of 20 published by the Limited Editions Club, New York.
Sean Scully - Standing II 1986 Color woodcut on handmade Okawara paper Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil 48 1/2 x 36 in. (123.2 x 91.4 cm) Edition of 35 + 10 AP
Sean Scully RA, born on 30 June 1945, is an artist of Irish origin who currently resides in the United States. He is a versatile creative, working in the fields of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. His artistic contributions have earned him a place in museum collections worldwide, and he has been recognized twice as a nominee for the prestigious Turner Prize.
In 1975, Scully made a significant move from London to New York, where he played a crucial role in the evolution from Minimalism to Emotional abstraction in painting. Departing from the limited vocabulary of Minimalism, he embraced a return to metaphor and spirituality in art, marking a new direction in the artistic landscape.
Besides his artistic pursuits, Scully has been actively involved in education, serving as a lecturer and professor at several universities. His insightful writings and teachings are compiled in the book "Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully," published in 2016.
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA