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Cy Twombly

Untitled (Bastian 38), 1973

Color screenprint on 100% rag paper
11 15/16 × 8 15/16 in
30.3 × 22.7 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Print
Condition
Pristine condition, never hinged, framed or matted
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil on verso Stamped on verso "© Copyright 1973 By Cy Twombly Printed At Styria Studio"
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Styria Studio
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, ‘Untitled (Bastian 38)’, 1973, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Print
Condition
Pristine condition, never hinged, framed or matted
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil on verso Stamped on verso "© Copyright 1973 By Cy Twombly Printed At Styria Studio"
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Styria Studio
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

Untitled (Bastian 38), 1973

Color screenprint on 100% rag paper
11 15/16 × 8 15/16 in
30.3 × 22.7 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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