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Patrick Scott, b.1921


This carborundum embossed print with gold leaf was made by Patrick Scott in collaboration with Stoney Road Press. He began to work with Stoney Road Press in the early 2000s, and as his ambitions within the medium grew, he built up a vocabulary capable of articulating the subtleties of the prints he was developing. Drawing on motifs from his paintings, Scott’s print works with Stoney Road Press were a continuation of the interests and themes he explored throughout his career. The gold leaf was applied by hand to each print, allowing for the gold to function, as in his paintings, not just as a colour but as a reflector of light.

MediumIntaglio, embossing, carborundum and hand applied 23.5 carat gold leaf
Dimensions76 x 60 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2009
EditionEdition of 50
Item NumberIMMA.2876
Image Caption
Patrick Scott, Untitled, 2009, Intaglio, embossing, carborundum and hand applied 23.5 carat gold leaf, 76 x 60 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2009

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About the Artist

Patrick Scott 1921–2014

Patrick Scott is recognised as one of the first exponents of pure abstraction in Irish art and a significant contributor to the development of modernist design in Ireland. He was elected a Saoi of Aosdána in 2007. Retrospectives of his work were held at the Douglas Hyde Gallery (1982) and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (2002) and a seminal 2014 exhibition ‘Patrick Scott: Image Space Light' which brought together the most comprehensive representation of this remarkable artist’s 75 year long career.
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