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Walls of Aran by Sean Scully

Walls of Aran by Sean Scully

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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.

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 Nordrhein Westfalen in Dusseldorf, 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.

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