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Cy Twombly

American, 1928-2011

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Cy Twombly

American, 1928-2011

11,155 followers

Cy Twombly emerged in the 1950s, developing a characteristic painting style of expressive drips and …

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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 need to project yourself into the child's line. It has to be …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
$71m, Sotheby's, 2015
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Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 4 more
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