Sean Scully: Passenger - A Retrospective
Benaki Pireos 138
138 Pireos & Andronikou St., Piraeus Str, 118 54

Sean Scully: Passenger - A Retrospective


Almost ten years after Doric, the exhibition that introduced the art of Sean Scully to Greece, the Benaki Museum presents a major retrospective of the eminent artist’s work, entitled Passenger.

16 December, 2021 to 6 March, 2022

The exhibition was first presented at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.

The exhibition includes a total of 103 works, oils, acrylics, watercolours and drawings, and introduces an iconic sculpture. The earliest paintings and drawings were made during the 1960s, and bear figurative qualities and references to the human form. These are displayed on the first floor of the exhibition, along with his most recent Madonna series (2018) whereby, after the birth of his son Oisín, Scully reverts briefly to figurative art. On the same level, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy large-scale works from the Supergrids series, where the artist’s influences derive, on the one hand, from the repeat patterns on rugs and textiles that he saw during a visit to Morocco and, on the other hand, from Mondrian’s neoplasticism. The exhibition’s second level includes Sean Scully’s exquisite oils, made from the 1980s onward, which hold an unbroken dialogue with the iconic movements and master painters of European art. The exhibits are complemented by sketches and notes that provide additional insight into the artist’s work.

Benaki Museum / Pireos 138
Greek, English
16/12/2021 - 06/03/2022
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00 Friday, Saturday: 10:00-22:00
€ 8, € 4 Tickets can be bought in advance at or by attending the Museum on the day of the visit.
Special remarks: 
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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