Sean Scully’s Landline Gray Now on View

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The Director and Board of Hugh Lane Gallery and Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that the painting Landline Gray by the Dublin-born internationally-renowned abstract painter Sean Scully, is on view at the gallery from 25 January. The work was generously donated by the artist in 2018.

Sean Scully has a particular attachment to Hugh Lane Gallery having previously given the city collection eight paintings to celebrate the opening of the gallery’s new wing in 2006. Landline Gray joins the display of these works in the gallery’s Sean Scully room from 25 January.

“Sean Scully has always been a very generous supporter of Hugh Lane Gallery. Landline Gray is a tremendous addition to our collection of paintings by Sean, which he generously donated in 2006. It significantly adds to the cultural heritage of the city and to the prestige of the gallery’s collection,” said Barbara Dawson, Director, Hugh Lane Gallery.

Landline Gray, with its emphasis on the horizontal and its bold bands of colour, shows a new departure in Sean Scully’s work. The deep ocean blues overlaid with earthy tones arouse that sensation of isolation experienced when standing alone at the edge of a mighty sea, both melancholy and exhilarating.