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Unstoppable: Sean Scully and the Art of Everything

A year in the life of Sean Scully, one of the world’s richest painters, as he flies around the world to open 15 major exhibitions - a journey that reveals his amazing life story.

A year in the life of abstract artist Sean Scully, one of the world’s richest painters. Little known at home but a superstar abroad, Sean flies around the world to open 15 major museum exhibitions - a journey that also reveals his extraordinary life story.

Now, at the age of 73, Scully opens up about his unique experiences spanning 55 years in an often hostile art world - how he built a reputation from nothing, having grown up penniless on the streets of Dublin and London, often homeless as a child and running with street gangs as a teenager, to turn his striped paintings into the huge success they are today.

1 hour, 21 minutes

Last on

Mon 22 Apr 2019 02:25

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Brian Eno

    Another Green World

  • 00:02

    Ruby Murray

    Softly Softly

  • 00:23

    Davey Payne and Medium Wave

    A Walk In The Sunshine

  • 00:30

    Ruby Murray

    What Could Be More Beautiful

  • 00:42

    Ruby Murray


  • 00:56

    Ruby Murray

    When I Grow Too Old To Dream

  • 01:22

    Ruby Murray

    I'll Come When You Call


Role Contributor
Director Nick Willing
Producer Michele Camarda
Executive Producer Mark Bell
Executive Producer Liz Hartford
Composer Madison Willing


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