62 45 Patrick Scott HRHA (1921-2014) MAGNETIC FIELD, 1960 tempera on board signed, titled and dated on reverse 48 by 60in. (121.9 by 152.4cm) Frame Dimensions: 48.75 by 60.75in. (123.8 by 154.3cm) Provenance: Whyte’s, 17 September 2002, lot 84; Private collection Exhibited: IELA, 1960, catalogue no. 84; ’Patrick Scott: An Exhibition of Recent Paintings’, Dawson Gallery, Dublin, February to March 1961, catalogue no. 15 In many ways 1960 was a seminal year for Scott. He was involved in two major international art events, representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale with a group of eighteen works, and participating along with four other Irish artists (Nano Reid, Louis le Brocquy, Dan O’Neill and Richard Kingston) in the invitation- only Guggenheim International Award in New York, where he won the National Award. Dr Yvonne Scott has identified the artist’s duel concerns at this time: registering both the terrestrial environment (as evidenced in the series of bog paintings which he had just begun), and the extra-terrestrial environment, ‘reflecting the increasing general interest in rocket-age science from the late 1950s’. (1) These works with their ‘stellar explosions’ of white paint - split, dripped and sprayed - anticipate the Device series of 1962- 64 which were in turn painted in reaction to the testing of H-Bombs (devices) at this time. (2) Footnotes: 1. Yvonne Scott, Patrick Scott: A Retrospective, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, 2002, p. 42. 2. Op. cit., p. 43 €10,000-€15,000 (£8,470-£12,710 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot45