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Sean Scully - Walls of Aran

Sean Scully



Sean Scully is one of today’s best-loved abstract painters. His familiar signature style of lines or bands of colour, alluding to architectural elements such as portals, windows and walls, is one of the most instantly recognizable in contemporary painting. This book brings together for the first time his photographs of the dry stone walls found on the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland.


'The book is self-contained and pleasing as a piece of work in itself. It sticks to the point'
Irish Times

'Successfully conveys the special magic of those far western parts and of the encounter between man and stone and the elements'
Books ireland

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ISBN: 9780500545133

About the Author

Sean Scully was born in Dublin in 1945. He grew up in London and works in New York and Barcelona. He has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States: including exhibitions at the Kunstammlung Nordeim Westfalen in Dusseldoerf, Germany, (2001); the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2000); the Milwaukee Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, and Albright-Knox Gallery (1998–99); Galeria Arte Moderna,Villa delle Rose in Bologna, and Galerie National de Jeu de Paumme in Paris (1996). His work may be found in museum collections worldwide, such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York;The Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C.; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain;Tate Gallery in London, England;The Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland; and Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan.