Sean Scully’s “Eleuthera” at Albertina Museum, Vienna

Sean Scully’s “Eleuthera” at Albertina Museum, Vienna

Works by the Irish-born, American-based artist Sean Scully’s are on view at a new exhibition at Albertina Museum, Vienna, titled “Eleuthera.” The exhibition is on view through September 8, 2019.

“Sean Scully,” according to the museum, “is known above all for his highly expressive abstract paintings of colorful stripes or rectangles.”

However, a new side of the artist comes into highlight at the Albertina Museum as this exhibition showcases “Eleuthera,” (2015-2017), a brand new series by Scully. This series by Scully has never been displayed to the public before and finds its first museum presentation with this show. Alongside, the exhibition also has on display, paintings and smaller pastels, drawings, and photographic works by the artist.

“The series ‘Eleuthera’ from the years 2015-2017 revolves around a very private subject: these 23 large-format oil paintings show Scully’s eight-year-old son Oisin playing at the beach on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas,” the museum says.

Sean Scully RA (born June 30, 1945) has twice been named a Turner Prize nominee. His work is held in major museum collections worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., The Art Institute of Chicago, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the National Gallery of Australia, the Tate Gallery, London, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.

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