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Cy Twombly

Untitled (Ramifications), 1971

Oil, graphite and wax crayon on paper
33 1/4 × 27 1/4 in
84.5 × 69.2 cm
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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

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"No other artist has such a gift for open-endedness…Words become lines …

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"No other artist has such a gift for open-endedness…Words become lines expressive of feeling, lines become tones, tones become tensions, white becomes resolution. All this happens with the flowing naturalness of handwriting…This work seems to us both primeval and innovative, like memory itself …

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Signed and dated 71 on the reverse
Cy Twombly
American, 1928–2011
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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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About the work
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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

From the Catalogue

"No other artist has such a gift for open-endedness…Words become lines …

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From the Catalogue

"No other artist has such a gift for open-endedness…Words become lines expressive of feeling, lines become tones, tones become tensions, white becomes resolution. All this happens with the flowing naturalness of handwriting…This work seems to us both primeval and innovative, like memory itself …

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Signature
Signed and dated 71 on the reverse
Cy Twombly
American, 1928–2011
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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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Cy Twombly

Untitled (Ramifications), 1971

Oil, graphite and wax crayon on paper
33 1/4 × 27 1/4 in
84.5 × 69.2 cm
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