Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#11499

The Essential Cy Twombly

Date
2014
Publisher
D.A.P.
Format
Artists' Books
Size
10 × 11.5 inches
Length
240 pages
Genre
Contemporary Art, , Essays
Description

Edited by Nicola Del Roscio. Text by Laszlo Glozer, Thierry Greub, Simon Schama, Kirk Varnedoe.

Recognized as one of the greatest and most idiosyncratic artists of the postwar era, Cy Twombly left behind an oeuvre of incredible versatility, sensitivity and originality upon his death in 2011 at age 83. Working in the immediate aftermath of Abstract Expressionism, Twombly developed an intensely personal scription consisting of scrawled letters and words, in an effusive, calligraphic mark-making that suggests a kind of painted poetry. Working across painting, drawing, sculpture and photography with a restless energy, Twombly incorporated the gods of Ancient Greece, the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé and the history, culture and mythology of the Occident into his art. The Essential Cy Twombly, edited by Twombly’s longtime collaborator Nicola Del Roscio, is the ultimate overview of his work, presenting the most important paintings and cycles of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs from Twombly’s diverse oeuvre. The most accessible survey of his work to date, this volume includes essays by Laszlo Glozer, Thierry Greub, Kirk Varnedoe and Simon Schama.

Edwin Parker (Cy) Twombly (1928-2011) was born in Lexington, Virginia. He lived and worked in New York in the early 1950s (where he met Robert Rauschenberg, with whom he was to have a long personal and artistic relationship) and studied at the legendary Black Mountain College in North Carolina before traveling around North Africa, Spain and Italy and ultimately settling in Rome before the end of the decade, just as the art world was shifting its center of gravity to New York. Best known for his paintings and drawings, often executed on a massive scale across multiple canvases, Twombly also made sculptures and photographs.

  1. The Essential Cy Twombly
 

Related Items

  1. Pascal Gielen: No Culture, No Europe
  2. Parkett No. 96
  3. Osmos Magazine: Issue 06
  4. Robin Cameron: Who You, I See
  5. Public Collectors
  6. Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance
  7. Lewis & Taggart: MOLAF VARIATIONS
  8. Geoffrey Pugen: White Condo
  9. Sun Ra: In a Qu*A*re Time and Place
  10. Lewis & Taggart: MOLAF INCARNATIONS
  11. Henry Hu: titles 01
  12. Barbara Kapusta, Rocco Pagel, and Jenni Tischer: Dinge und Dialoge
  13. Michael Dopp: New Babylon
  14. Edgar Leciejewski: Tones
  15. Hannah Rickards: Grey Light. Left and right back, high up, two small windows
  16. Grete Neseblod: The True Meaning of S.M.H.
  17. Aperture 221: Performance
  18. Terry Plummer: Hell Passport #6
  19. Dave Allen: song drawings / paintings 1996 - 2005 (Bootleg Series #4)
  20. Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema #3, Accidental Suspension
  21. Laura F. Gibellini: Atmospheric Mediations.
  22. Postport
  23. Yoko Ono: ADD COLOUR PAINTING: TOUCH ME
  24. Ian Wallace: The First documenta, 1955
  25. Emily Jacir & Susan Buck-Morss
  26. György Lukács

Notes on Georg Simmel’s Lessons, 1906/07, and on a “Sociology of Art,“ c. 1909
  27. Erkki Kurenniemi
  28. Christoph Menke: Aesthetics of Equality
  29. Jalal Toufic: Reading, Rewriting Poe’s “The Oval Portrait“
  30. G.M. Tamás: Innocent Power
  31. Paul Ryan: Two Is Not a Number

A Conversation with Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri
  32. Péter György: The Two Kassels:

Same Time, Another Space
  33. Kenneth Goldsmith: Letter to Bettina Funcke
  34. David Robbins: Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy
  35. Bernadette Corporation: The Complete Poem
  36. Angela Bulloch: Source Book 10