Sean Scully: Retrospective

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A complete retrospective of Sean Scully's work in all media, from the early 1970s to the present, published to accompany a European exhibition tour.

"If there is such a thing as an 'advance' in transcendental abstraction...then Scully's paintings, simultaneously gestural and geometrical, are that advance. They breathe new spiritual life and subtlety into transcendental abstraction, showing that it not only remains possible and viable, but that it is necessary in these spiritually dark art times."—Donald Kuspit

Over more than thirty years, Sean Scully has produced a vibrant, compelling, and constantly inventive body of work that is widely collected and internationally exhibited. His familiar signature style of lines or bands of color alluding to architectural elements such as portals, windows, and walls is instantly recognizable. His recent "Walls of Light" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art drew almost 100,000 visitors and received widespread critical acclaim.

Published to accompany a major European exhibition tour, Sean Scully includes work in all media—painting, photographs, prints, drawings, and watercolors—from the early 1970s to the present, the only book to cover his entire career to date. Texts by respected curators Maris Lluïsa Borràs, Danilo Eccher, Lorand Hegyi, and award-winning American critic and art historian Donald Kuspit position the artist in his rightful place within the traditions of twentieth-century abstraction, while discussing the spiritual, emotional, and very human nature of his art. 158 illustrations, 133 in color.

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Danilo Eccher has been director of the MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma) since 2001. Lorand Hegyi, one of Europe's foremost curators and art historians, is currently the director of Le Musee d'art moderne de Saint-Etienne. Maria Lluisa Borras is an internationally renowned curator and art historian. Donald Kuspit is one of America's most distinguished art critics.

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