This retrospective exhibition covers a time span of almost 50 years in which the artist has continuously developed his approach to abstraction. It gathers 49 paintings as well as 42 works on paper: pastels, drawings and prints from various phases that have hardly ever been exhibited together.
Sean Scully is recognized worldwide as one of the most important painters of our time. He is especially renowned for his rich, materially sensitive abstract paintings, composed of stripes or colour blocks. The exhibition is organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and accompanied by a publication.
Credits: Sean Scully, Pale Fire, 1988, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, Museum purchase, Sid W. Richardson Foundation Endowment Fund; Sean Scully, Untitled (Window), 2017, collection of the artist, image courtesy of the artist, photo by Elisabeth Bernstein; Sean Scully, Landline Pink, 2013, collection of the artist, image courtesy of the artist, photo by Christoph Knoch. Exhibition views, The Shape of Ideas, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, courtesy Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, photos by Kevin Todora. All images © Sean Scully
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