A Giant: Cy Twombly

He mastered sculpture, painting, drawing as well as photography – here’s a fantastic survey on the diverse and singular practice of Cy Twombly. Perhaps best know for his gestural brushworks. A must-have in every home – really!

Cy Twombly (1928–2011) was born in 1928 in Lexington, Virginia. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1947–49); the Art Students League, New York (1950–51); and Black Mountain College, North Carolina (1951–52). In the mid-1950s, following travels in Europe and Africa, he emerged as a prominent figure among a group of artists working in New York that included Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. In 1968, the Milwaukee Art Center mounted his first retrospective. This was followed by major retrospectives at the Kunsthaus Zürich (1987) travelling to Madrid, London and Paris; the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1994) (travelling to Houston, Los Angeles, and Berlin) and the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (2006). In 1995, the Cy Twombly Gallery opened at The Menil Collection, Houston, exhibiting works made by the artist since 1954. The European retrospective “Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons” opened at the Tate Modern, London in June 2008, with subsequent versions at the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Museum of Modern Art in Rome in 2009. Twombly died in 2011 in Rome, Italy. > MORE

 

Cy Twombly: The Essential Cy Twombly
Editor:    Nicola del Roscio
Text by:    Simon Schama, Kirk Varnedoe, Laszlo Glozer, Thierry Greub
Introduction by:    Nicola del Roscio
ISBN:    9780500093856
Publisher:    Thames & Hudson
Publ. year:    2014
Language:    English
Pages:    240
Illustrations:    180 colour, 2 b/w
Width x height:    250 x 290 (mm)
Binding:    hardcover
Weight:    1740 g

 

 

You like Cy Twombly? Check out some other books we have in stock for you:

Cy Twombly Cy Twombly Gallery Cy Twombly: Cy Twombly Gallery
Features:    Menil Collection
Editor:    Julie Sylvester
Designed by:    Takaaki Matsumoto
Text by:    Paul Winkler, Carol Mancusi-Ungaro
Translated by:    Ursula Wulfekamp
ISBN:    9783829606417
Publisher:    Schirmer Mosel
Publ. year:    2013
Languages:    English, German
Pages:    220
Illustrations:    105 colour
Cy Twombly: Cy Twombly's Things Cy Twombly: Cy Twombly’s Things
Author:    Kate Nesin
ISBN:    9780300190113
Publisher:    Yale University Press
Publ. year:    2014
Language:    English
Pages:    248
Illustrations:    50 colour, 50 b/w
Cy Twombly: Photographs 1951-2007 Cy Twombly: Photographs 1951-2007
Text by:    Laszlo Glozer
ISBN:    9783829603683
Publisher:    Schirmer / Mosel Verlag
Publ. year:    2008
Language:    English
Pages:    264
Illustrations:    182 color
Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper
Text by:    Simon Schama, Roland Barthes
ISBN:    9783829601818
Publisher:    Schirmer/Mosel Verlag
Publ. year:    2003
Language:    English
Pages:    132
Illustrations:    86 colour illustrations

 

 

 

 

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