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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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Cy Twombly: In the Studio, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Cy Twombly: Painting and Sculpture, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2015
Cy Twombly, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Cy Twombly: In the Studio, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Cy Twombly: Painting and Sculpture, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2015
Cy Twombly, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Miniature, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
Interuppting Nature, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
2015
American Icons, RMN Grand Palais, Paris
2014
Art Miami 2014, Nikola Rukaj Gallery
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