Cy Twombly

American, 1928–2011

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Cy Twombly emerged in the 1950s, developing a characteristic painting style of expressive drips and active, scribbled, and scratched lines. “My line is childlike but not childish,” he once said. “It is very difficult to fake…to get that quality you …

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$70.5m, Sotheby's, 2015
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Natural History Part I, Mushrooms, 1974
Sold on Jun 19, 2021
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10 Lithograph in colors with heliotype, photochrome, collages and color chalks drawing, one on Richard de Bas wove paper
56.0 x 76.0 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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Natural History Part I, Mushrooms. 1974. Series of 10 Lithograph in colors with heliotype, photochrome, collages and color chalks drawing. Bastian 42-51. All monogrammed, numbered and with ebossed Roman sheet number and copyright note. From an edition of 98 copies. On wove paper by Rives (without atermark), one on Richard de Bas wove paper (with watermark). Each 76 x 56 cm (29.9 x 22 in), size of sheet. Printed by Matthieu Studio, Zürich-Dielsdorf (with blindstamp). Not in original case. Sheet X from another series of the same portfolio. [AM]. • Particularly appealing graphic series of unique character. • One of Cy Twombly's most important graphic works. • The artist participated in documenta 6 and 7 in 1977 and 1982 • Twombly combines photo works with drawings. PROVENANCE: Private collection Northern Germany. Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 16.06 h +/- 20 min.
Natural History Part I, Mushrooms, 1974
10 Lithograph in colors with heliotype, photochrome, collages and color chalks drawing, one on Richard de Bas wove paper
Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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56.0 x 76.0 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
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Natural History Part I, Mushrooms. 1974. Series of 10 Lithograph in colors with heliotype, photochrome, collages and color chalks drawing. Bastian 42-51. All monogrammed, numbered and with ebossed Roman sheet number and copyright note. From an edition of 98 copies. On wove paper by Rives (without atermark), one on Richard de Bas wove paper (with watermark). Each 76 x 56 cm (29.9 x 22 in), size of sheet. Printed by Matthieu Studio, Zürich-Dielsdorf (with blindstamp). Not in original case. Sheet X from another series of the same portfolio. [AM]. • Particularly appealing graphic series of unique character. • One of Cy Twombly's most important graphic works. • The artist participated in documenta 6 and 7 in 1977 and 1982 • Twombly combines photo works with drawings. PROVENANCE: Private collection Northern Germany. Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 16.06 h +/- 20 min.
Untitled (Bastian 19), 1968
Sold on May 20, 2021
$35,280
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Mezzotint and drypoint, on Auvergne mould-made paper
14.9 x 22.1 cm
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$35,280
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Mezzotint and drypoint, 1968, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 6/12 (total edition includes four artist's proofs), on Auvergne mould-made paper, with the blindstamp of the publisher, ULAE, West Islip, New York, framed plate: 221 by 149 mm 8 ⅝ by 5 ⅞ in sheet: 505 by 405 mm 19 ⅞ by 16 in framed: 545 by 444 mm 21 ½ by 17 ½ in
Untitled (Bastian 19), 1968
Mezzotint and drypoint, on Auvergne mould-made paper
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
$35,280
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14.9 x 22.1 cm
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May 20, 2021
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$35,280
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Mezzotint and drypoint, 1968, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 6/12 (total edition includes four artist's proofs), on Auvergne mould-made paper, with the blindstamp of the publisher, ULAE, West Islip, New York, framed plate: 221 by 149 mm 8 ⅝ by 5 ⅞ in sheet: 505 by 405 mm 19 ⅞ by 16 in framed: 545 by 444 mm 21 ½ by 17 ½ in
Sperlonga Drawing, 1959
Sold on May 20, 2021
€436,000
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Work on Paper
pencil, wax crayon and oil-based house paint on card
100.3 x 70.3 cm
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€436,000
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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signed, inscribed and dated 1959; inscribed and dated No. 18 - 1959 on the reverse pencil, wax crayon and oil-based house paint on card (firmato, iscritto e datato 1959; iscritto e datato No. 18 - 1959 sul retro matita, pastelli a cera e pittura per interni a base di olio su cartoncino) cm 70,3x100,3; inches 27.67 by 39.48 Framed: cm 87,2x117,1x3,9; inches 34.33 by 46.10 by 1.53 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Sperlonga Drawing, 1959
pencil, wax crayon and oil-based house paint on card
May 20, 2021
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€436,000
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100.3 x 70.3 cm
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May 20, 2021
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€436,000
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signed, inscribed and dated 1959; inscribed and dated No. 18 - 1959 on the reverse pencil, wax crayon and oil-based house paint on card (firmato, iscritto e datato 1959; iscritto e datato No. 18 - 1959 sul retro matita, pastelli a cera e pittura per interni a base di olio su cartoncino) cm 70,3x100,3; inches 27.67 by 39.48 Framed: cm 87,2x117,1x3,9; inches 34.33 by 46.10 by 1.53 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Roman Notes, 1970
Sold on May 14, 2021
$562,500
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offset lithograph on paper, in six parts
68.58 x 86.68 cm
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$562,500
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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CY TWOMBLY (1928-2011) signed, numbered and dated ‘75/100 Cy Twombly 70’ (on the reverse of each sheet) offset lithograph on paper, in six parts each: 34 1/8 x 27 ½ in. (86.8 x 70 cm.) overall: 68 3/8 x 82 ¼ in. (173.7 x 208.9 cm.) Executed in 1970. This complete set is number 75 from an edition of 100 plus ten artist’s proof sets. Published by Neuendorf Verlag, Hamburg, Germany.
Roman Notes, 1970
offset lithograph on paper, in six parts
May 14, 2021
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$562,500
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68.58 x 86.68 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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$562,500
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CY TWOMBLY (1928-2011) signed, numbered and dated ‘75/100 Cy Twombly 70’ (on the reverse of each sheet) offset lithograph on paper, in six parts each: 34 1/8 x 27 ½ in. (86.8 x 70 cm.) overall: 68 3/8 x 82 ¼ in. (173.7 x 208.9 cm.) Executed in 1970. This complete set is number 75 from an edition of 100 plus ten artist’s proof sets. Published by Neuendorf Verlag, Hamburg, Germany.
Untitled (Rome), 1970
Sold on May 12, 2021
$41,628,000
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oil based house paint and wax crayon on canvas
194.9 x 154.9 cm
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$41,628,000
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May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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signed on the reverse  oil based house paint and wax crayon on canvas 61 by 76 ¾ in. 154.9 by 194.9 cm. Executed in 1970.
Untitled (Rome), 1970
oil based house paint and wax crayon on canvas
May 12, 2021
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$41,628,000
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194.9 x 154.9 cm
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May 12, 2021
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$41,628,000
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signed on the reverse  oil based house paint and wax crayon on canvas 61 by 76 ¾ in. 154.9 by 194.9 cm. Executed in 1970.
Untitled, 1983
Sold on May 7, 2021
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lithograph and aquatint in color on Arches wove paper
55.4 x 75.7 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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lithograph and aquatint in color on Arches wove paper, monogrammed CT., No.18 from the edition of 150 numbered impressions, plate size 75.7 x 55.4 cm, sheet size 93.5 x 69.3 cm, printed by Pressing Company / Rome and published by Visconti Art Spectrum / Vienna, Bastian 76, framed, (RAC)
Untitled, 1983
lithograph and aquatint in color on Arches wove paper
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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55.4 x 75.7 cm
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May 7, 2021
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lithograph and aquatint in color on Arches wove paper, monogrammed CT., No.18 from the edition of 150 numbered impressions, plate size 75.7 x 55.4 cm, sheet size 93.5 x 69.3 cm, printed by Pressing Company / Rome and published by Visconti Art Spectrum / Vienna, Bastian 76, framed, (RAC)
"Unfinished Painting - Gaeta", 2008
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€4,403
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digital print in color on lightweight wove paper
15.0 x 15.4 cm
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€4,403
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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"Unfinished Painting - Gaeta", 2008, digital print in color on lightweight wove paper, with the artist's blindstamp, verso with the stamp 'Photographie Twombly', no. 8 from the edition of 50 numbered impressions, image size 15.4 x 15 cm, sheet size 29.6 x 21 cm, framed, (RAC)
"Unfinished Painting - Gaeta", 2008
digital print in color on lightweight wove paper
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
€4,403
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15.0 x 15.4 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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€4,403
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"Unfinished Painting - Gaeta", 2008, digital print in color on lightweight wove paper, with the artist's blindstamp, verso with the stamp 'Photographie Twombly', no. 8 from the edition of 50 numbered impressions, image size 15.4 x 15 cm, sheet size 29.6 x 21 cm, framed, (RAC)
Roman Notes: one print, 1970
Sold on Apr 16, 2021
$118,750
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one offset lithograph in colors from the set of six, on heavy offset paper
68.58 x 86.68 cm
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$118,750
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Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
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CY TWOMBLY (1928-2011) one offset lithograph in colors from the set of six, on heavy offset paper, 1970, signed, dated and annotated '2' in pencil and numbered 15/100 on the reverse (there were also ten artist's proofs), published by Neuendorf Verlag, Hamburg, Germany, the full sheet, in good condition, framed Sheet: 34 1/8 x 27 ½ in. (867 x 699 mm.)
Roman Notes: one print, 1970
one offset lithograph in colors from the set of six, on heavy offset paper
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
$118,750
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68.58 x 86.68 cm
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Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
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$118,750
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CY TWOMBLY (1928-2011) one offset lithograph in colors from the set of six, on heavy offset paper, 1970, signed, dated and annotated '2' in pencil and numbered 15/100 on the reverse (there were also ten artist's proofs), published by Neuendorf Verlag, Hamburg, Germany, the full sheet, in good condition, framed Sheet: 34 1/8 x 27 ½ in. (867 x 699 mm.)
Untitled, 1973
Sold on Apr 1, 2021
£5,625
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offset lithograph in colours, on heavy wove paper
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£5,625
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Apr 1, 2021
Christie's
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CY TWOMBLY (1928-2011) offset lithograph in colours, 1973, on heavy wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 141/150 (there were also five artist's proofs), co-published by ZEITmagazin Verlag, Hamburg and Propyläen Verlag, Berlin Image & Sheet 760 x 560 mm. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Untitled, 1973
offset lithograph in colours, on heavy wove paper
Apr 1, 2021
Christie's
£5,625
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£5,625
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CY TWOMBLY (1928-2011) offset lithograph in colours, 1973, on heavy wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 141/150 (there were also five artist's proofs), co-published by ZEITmagazin Verlag, Hamburg and Propyläen Verlag, Berlin Image & Sheet 760 x 560 mm. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Untitled, 1973
Sold on Mar 31, 2021
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offset lithograph in colours, on heavy wove paper
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Mar 31, 2021
Christie's
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CY TWOMBLY (1928-2011) offset lithograph in colours, 1973, on heavy wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 141/150 (there were also five artist's proofs), co-published by ZEITmagazin Verlag, Hamburg and Propyläen Verlag, Berlin Image & Sheet 760 x 560 mm. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Untitled, 1973
offset lithograph in colours, on heavy wove paper
Mar 31, 2021
Christie's
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Mar 31, 2021
Christie's
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CY TWOMBLY (1928-2011) offset lithograph in colours, 1973, on heavy wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 141/150 (there were also five artist's proofs), co-published by ZEITmagazin Verlag, Hamburg and Propyläen Verlag, Berlin Image & Sheet 760 x 560 mm. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.