Sean Scully - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Graphische Sammlung Albertina 93003; David Carrier, Garner Tullis and the Art of Collaboration, New York, 1998, pp. 140-41

  • Catalogue Essay

    Completing the very large woodcut, Backs Fronts Windows (10’7” long, 42” high), took three years of intensive labor, from 1991 to 1993. As its title suggests, this work is related to Scully’s big painting, Backs and Fronts (1981), which was the starting point for his shaped canvases. While Backs and Fronts looks less like an easel painting than a wall, Backs Fronts Windows feels very open to the outside, with three windows and two panels, and with narrow horizontal stripes on either side of the center. Focusing on its center, the print seems symmetrical, but when we look left and right we see that balance thrown off.
    David Carrier, Garner Tullis and the Art of Collaboration, New York, 1998, p. 63


Backs Fronts Windows

Woodcut in colors, on three sheets of Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 32 1/2 x 115 in. (82.6 x 292.1 cm)
S. 42 1/2 x 125 in. (108 x 317.5 cm)

signed, titled, dated `91-93' and numbered 12/20 in pencil (there were also 2 artist's proofs), published by Garner Tullis Workshop, New York, framed.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $37,500

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 28 October 2014 11am & 5:30pm