Sean Scully born 1945 in Dublin

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Sean Scully - Untitled 9.2.83, 1983
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Post-War & Contemporary Art
March 2024
Bonhams, Los Angeles
Est.: 18.000 - 25.000 USD
Realised: 19.200 USD
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Sean Scully - \'Stone Block\'
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The Eric Cohler CollectionPhotographs
February 2024
Bonhams, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Sean Scully - Night light
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Zeitgenössische Kunst | Day Sale
December 2023
Karl & Faber
Est.: -1 - -1 EUR
Realised: 2.032 EUR
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Sean Scully - Robe
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Zeitgenössische Kunst | Evening Sale
December 2023
Karl & Faber
Est.: -1 - -1 EUR
Realised: 40.640 EUR
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Sean Scully - Simples, 1993
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Prints and Multiples
December 2023
Bonhams, Brussels
Est.: 1.500 - 2.500 EUR
Realised: 1.920 EUR
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Sean Scully R.A. - Untitled 13 x 9 in. (33.0 x 23.0 cm) framed 19 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
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Modern & Contemporary Art | Bonhams Skinner
November 2023
Bonhams, Skinner Marlborough, Massachusetts
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: 12.800 USD
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Sean Scully - With - 1988
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Limited Edition
November 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 EUR
Realised: 5.248 EUR
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Sean Scully - Raval 7 - 1996
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Limited Edition
November 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 EUR
Realised: 5.248 EUR
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Sean Scully - Raval 6 - 1996
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Limited Edition
November 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 EUR
Realised: 3.411 EUR
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Sean Scully - Raval 2 - 1996
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Limited Edition
November 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 EUR
Realised: not available
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Sean Scully - Green Ascending - 1991
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Limited Edition
November 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 EUR
Realised: 5.248 EUR
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Sean Scully - Room - 1988
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Limited Edition
November 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 EUR
Realised: 8.922 EUR
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The artist Sean Scully

  • Irish-American painter of minimalism.
  • His abstracts are based on geometric compositions of stripes, bars and contrasting colours.
  • From 2002 to 2007 he held a guest professorship at the Fine Arts Academy in Munich.

Sean Scully, born 30.06.1945 in Dublin, is an Irish-American painter of minimalism. Scully's work is characterised by abstracted, geometric forms, which he often combines into chessboard-like patterns. Scully's well-known visual aesthetic is primarily characterised by compositions of broad bars and narrower stripes - these he positions parallel to each other, sometimes running horizontally, sometimes vertically and rarely diagonally. His impasto colours present themselves in an interplay of warm red and brown tones as well as grey and white.

The stripes forming a square each form a colour unit and thus contrast with the adjacent field. New York's street canyons, industrial buildings and the light falling on them served as models for the shapes. Scully was also inspired by popular Minimalism and his friendship with Robert Ryman. Later, Scully also produced three-dimensional paintings and sculptures (e.g. Floating Paintings, 1995) that follow his familiar visual language. Scully studied at Croydon College of Art in London from 1965 to 1973.

Two years later, with the Harkness Scholarship in his pocket, he moved to New York, where his works were first shown in a solo exhibition at the Duffy-Gibbs Gallery in 1977. In 1983, Scully became a US citizen. In 1989 and 1993 he was nominated for the British Turner Prize, but did not win it. From 2002 to 2007, he held a guest professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich - it came about in view of his high reputation in the Bavarian city and the then director Ben Willikens.

Today, Scully lives in New York, among other places, and occasionally changes his place of residence between different European cities. Scully has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, with venues including the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt and the Mary Boone Gallery in New York. In 2001, the Haus der Kunst in Munich and in November 2006, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts each dedicated a retrospective to him. 

Der Künstler Sean Scully

  • Irisch-amerikanischer Maler des Minimalismus.
  • Kreiert geometrische Kompositionen aus Streifen, Balken und kontrastierenden Farben.
  • Hatte 2002 bis 2007 eine Gastprofessur an der Bildenden Künste in München inne.

Sean Scully, 30.06.1945 in Dublin, ist ein irisch-amerikanischer Maler des Minimalismus. Scullys Arbeit ist gekennzeichnet von abstrahierten, geometrischen Formen, die er oftmals zu schachbrettartigen Mustern kombiniert. Scullys bekannte Bildästhetik ist vor allem von Kompositionen aus breiten Balken und schmaleren Streifen geprägt – diese positioniert er parallel zueinander und lässt sie mal horizontal, mal vertikal und selten diagonal verlaufen. Seine pastos aufgetragenen Farben präsentieren sich in einem Wechselspiel aus warmen Rot- und Brauntönen sowie Grau und Weiß.

Die sich zu einem Quadrat konstituierenden Streifen bilden je eine Farbeinheit und kontrastieren so zum angrenzenden Feld. Modell für die Formen standen ihm dabei die New Yorker Straßenschluchten, die industriellen Gebäude sowie das darauf fallende Licht. Daneben ließ Scully sich vom populären Minimalismus und seiner Freundschaft zu Robert Ryman inspirieren. Später fertigt Scully auch dreidimensionale Gemälde und Skulpturen (z. B. Floating Paintings, 1995) an, die seiner vertrauten Bildsprache folgen.

Scully studierte von 1965 bis 1973 am Croydon College of Art in London. Zwei Jahre später zog er mit dem Harkness-Stipendium in der Tasche nach New York, wo seine Werke 1977 das erste Mal in einer Einzelausstellung in der Duffy-Gibbs Gallery zu sehen waren. 1983 nahm Scully die US-amerikanische Staatsbürgerschaft an. 1989 und 1993 war er jeweils für den britischen Turner-Preis nominiert, gewinnen konnte er ihn jedoch nicht. 2002 bis 2007 hatte er eine Gastprofessur an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München inne – sie kam angesichts seines hohen Anklangs in der bayerischen Stadt und des damaligen Direktors Ben Willikens zustande.

Heute lebt Scully u. a. in New York und wechselt seinen Wohnort zeitweilig zwischen verschiedenen europäischen Städten. Scully kann auf eine Vielzahl von Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen zurückblicken, zu den Ausstellungsstätten seiner Einzelschauen gehören u. a. die Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, die Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, die Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt und die Mary Boone Gallery in New York. 2001 widmeten ihm das Haus der Kunst in München und im November 2006 das Metropolitan Museum of Arts jeweils eine Retrospektive.

Sean Scully - Narcissus - 1985
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Limited Edition
November 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 1.500 - 2.000 EUR
Realised: 3.149 EUR
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Sean Scully - Sotto Voce -1988
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Limited Edition
November 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 EUR
Realised: 7.872 EUR
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Sean Scully - Red Robe.
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Ways of Seeing Abstraction | ONLINE ONLY
November 2023
VAN HAM
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 EUR
Realised: 6.600 EUR
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Sean Scully - Landline Magenta Green Sea
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Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
November 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 800.000 - 1.200.000 USD
Realised: 1.134.000 USD
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Sean Scully - Red Unfolding
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LOVE STORIES - from the collection of Anne & Wolfgang Titze
October 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 750.000 - 1.200.000 EUR
Realised: 1.104.800 EUR
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Sean Scully - Barcelona Diptych 5
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Prints & Multiples
October 2023
Bonhams, London
Est.: 2.500 - 3.500 USD
Realised: 2.560 USD
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Sean Scully - Untitled
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale
October 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 180.000 - 200.000 GBP
Realised: 292.100 GBP
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Sean Scully - Square Light II (G.S.A. 88005)
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Evening & Day Editions
September 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 1.651 GBP
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Sean Scully - Tetuan
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Prints & MultiplesSummer Splash
August 2023
Bonhams, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 4.800 USD
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Sean Scully - Pueblo Dzibalchen 19
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Photographs Now The Collector's Edition
July 2023
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 1.500 - 2.500 USD
Realised: 1.536 USD
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Sean Scully R.A. - Shadowing
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Prints and Multiples
June 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 2.500 - 3.500 GBP
Realised: 4.864 GBP
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Sean Scully R.A. - London 6.9.01
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Modern British & Irish Art
June 2023
Bonhams, London
Est.: 50.000 - 70.000 GBP
Realised: 70.250 GBP
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