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Sean Scully (American/Irish, b.1945)
LOT ID: 101325
Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints), 1999

Aquatint, and etching on Somerset paper
10 х 4 in. (25.4 x 10.16 cm.)
Signed, titled, dated, inscribed '1-10' respectively and numbered 20/40 in pencil
Edition of 40
Foundry/Publisher Bernd Klüser & Galerie Lelong
Lot description
Although primarily known for his monumental abstract paintings, Irish-born American-based artist Sean Scully is also an artist who has approached printmaking with the same seriousness of his paintings. "Ten Towers" is an excellent example of the artist's approach to geometric abstraction as well as his characteristic 'stripe' motif. Richly and expressively colored, each of the 10 prints contains exquisite details of the etching and aquatint processes. The various colored works of each print and their slightly varying texture and pattern underscore the artist's interest in the chequered and striped. Scully stated in 2006, "I remember growing up in Ireland and everything being chequered, even the fields and the people."
Each print from this complete set is signed with the artist's initials (no. 10 with full signature), titled, dated '99', annotated '1-10' respectively and numbered 20/40 in pencil. The image size is 9.8 x 4 in., and each sheet measures 16 x 12 inches. This complete set comes professionally framed as seen in the additional images.
Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
  • Ten Towers (complete set of 10 prints) by Sean Scully
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