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Cy Twombly

Zeichnugen 1953-1973, 1973

Hardcover book, containing text and illustrations of the artist's work from the time period, text in German, with title page and colophon, in the original dust jacket
11 9/10 × 10 2/5 × 1 in
30.2 × 26.4 × 2.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Phillips

Property from a Private Canadian Collection

From the first edition, edited by Heiner Bastian

Property from a Private Canadian Collection

From the first edition, edited by Heiner Bastian

Publisher
Propyläen Verlag, Berlin
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 need to project yourself into the child's line. It has to be felt.” Early influences included Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Motherwell, but more formative would be his relationships with Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, along with whom he would distance himself from the dominance of Abstract Expressionism. Twombly's work also appeared in one of the first exhibitions to explore ideas of Minimalism—“Black, White, and Grey” (1964)—along with Agnes Martin, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. In addition to his paintings, which were sometimes dismissed as "high-art graffiti," he produced sculptures assembled from found objects, clay, and plaster, painted white to suggest an affinity to Classicism.

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Phillips

Property from a Private Canadian Collection

From the first edition, edited by Heiner Bastian

Property from a Private Canadian Collection

From the first edition, edited by Heiner Bastian

Publisher
Propyläen Verlag, Berlin
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 need to project yourself into the child's line. It has to be felt.” Early influences included Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Motherwell, but more formative would be his relationships with Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, along with whom he would distance himself from the dominance of Abstract Expressionism. Twombly's work also appeared in one of the first exhibitions to explore ideas of Minimalism—“Black, White, and Grey” (1964)—along with Agnes Martin, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. In addition to his paintings, which were sometimes dismissed as "high-art graffiti," he produced sculptures assembled from found objects, clay, and plaster, painted white to suggest an affinity to Classicism.

Cy Twombly

Zeichnugen 1953-1973, 1973

Hardcover book, containing text and illustrations of the artist's work from the time period, text in German, with title page and colophon, in the original dust jacket
11 9/10 × 10 2/5 × 1 in
30.2 × 26.4 × 2.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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