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Sean Scully, b.1945

7/7/91 in Memory of Robin Walker1991

‘7.7.91 For Robin Walker’ is a drawing in pastel in keeping with the robust quality of Sean Scully’s larger canvases. In this work the artist has built up a velvety texture, where layers of chalky pigment are roughly applied with softened edges revealing the paper underneath. The tones of orange ochre, deep petrol blue, pinkish whites and charcoal create a soothing sense of order. Scully’s vertical stripes inset with boxes of horizontal stripes nestle comfortably without appearing static.

MediumPastel on paper
Dimensions101 x 152 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donated by the artist, 1991
Item NumberIMMA.35
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Image Caption
Sean Scully, 7/7/91 in Memory of Robin Walker, 1991, Pastel on paper, 101 x 152 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donated by the artist, 1991

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About the Artist

Sean Scully b.1945

Sean Scully is renowned worldwide for his adherence to the stripe in his expressionist painting. In the 1980s Scully loosened the precise grid-like style of his early works in favour of bold rough edged columns and panels of thickly applied paint.
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