Sean Scully Part Two
by, 09-29-2008 at 09:51 PM (1765 Views)
Sean Scully pt. 2
With this final group of paintings Scully reached a true high-water-mark in his career... something that was quite recognized by the art establishment. Last summer Scully became one of the elect few artist to ever witness his own retrospective exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York:
On a personal level I actually had the opportunity to meet Sean Scully when he visited my art school some 15+ years ago as a visiting artist. He gave a public lecture upon his work and took questions on the first day, and on the next he spent his time talking with and offering criticism to the painting major (myself included), after which time we took the artist out for dinner... including some good Irish beer.