Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 152

 

152
Sean Scully
3.25.99, 1999.
Watercolor over pencil
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 75.000

(incl. surcharge)
3.25.99. 1999.
Watercolor over pencil.
Signed and dated "3.25.99" in lower right. On firm paper. 38.1 x 45 cm (15 x 17.7 in), size of sheet. [CH].

• Scully's intimate, translucent watercolors are conceived as an independent work group parallel to his large-size paintings.
• With strong contrast and a meticulously applied fine color haze, Scully makes light and darkness subject of his art and eventually renders light itself onto the paper.
• Comparable watercolors from the 1990s are at, among others, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C., the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (CA) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA)
.

PROVENANCE: Danese Gallery, New York (with the gallery label on the reverse).
Private collection Northern Germany.

"In the watercolors it is about the maximum absence of physicalness. A painter can hardly come closer to the pure light." Sean Scully in an interview with Ned Rifkin, 1995, quoted from: Kelly Grovier / Kirsten Voigt (editors), Inner. Gesammelte Schriften von Sean Scully, Berlin 2016, p. 52.




152
Sean Scully
3.25.99, 1999.
Watercolor over pencil
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 75.000

(incl. surcharge)