Cy Twombly, ‘Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy’, 1975-76, Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, Atlanta

All sheets: 29 7/8 x 22 1/8 in. (75.9 x 56.2 cm)

All signed and numbered 14/98 in pencil (there were also 17 artist's proofs), published by Propyläen Verlag, Berlin, all framed.

Including: Title Print, Quercus Ilex, Fagus Silvatica, Castanea Sativa, Quercus Robur, Laurus Nobilis, Tilia Cordata, Ficus Carica

Heiner Bastian 52-59

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta

About Cy Twombly

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.

American, 1928-2011, Lexington, Virginia, based in New York and Rome