Abstract Beaded Pattern
Abstract Beaded Pattern was originally commissioned from Patrick Scott by Stephenson Architects for the foyer of the then new Central Bank of Ireland building on Dame Street, Dublin, where it remained since its installation ca. 1979. The artwork is currently undergoing conservation and remains in the care of the bank following the bank's move from the building in 2017. In an interview with Patrick Scott in 1982, by Emmanuel Kehoe, on the occasion of a retrospective at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, the artist was prompted to reflect on his large scale works, saying: "I haven't made anything biggish for quite a long time - oh, but I have made the biggest bead curtains in the world - I'd better get onto the Guinness Book of Records", and Kehoe records that like the artist's tapestries the 'curtain' was made by other hands, by the blind in fact, of coloured nylon tube. The Patrick Scott Archive donated by the artist at the National Irish Visual Arts Library has been an invaluable research resource in supporting the conservation of the artwork and establishing its provenance, including the work of Blindcraft in realising the finished work. Patrick Scott (1921-2014).