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Cy Twombly

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Birthplace
Lexington, Virginia

Birth year
1928

Lives in
Lexington, Virginia and Italy

Works in
Lexington, Virginia and Italy

Current Exhibitions and Events
May, 2015 Group Show Selections from The Kramarsky Collection
David Zwirner 537 W 20th
 
Apr, 2015 Solo Exhibition
Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave.
 
Biography

Edwin Parker (Cy) Twombly Jr. (1928 - 2011) is an American artist well known for his large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic-style graffiti paintings, on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors. Twombly paintings blur the line between drawing and painting. Many of his best-known paintings of the late 1960s are reminiscent of a school blackboard on which someone has practiced cursive "e"s. Later, many of his paintings and works on paper moved into "romantic symbolism", and their titles can be interpreted visually through shapes and forms and words.

A web site dedicated to the man and his work can be seen here.

Artist's portrait on Profile page by Francois Halard

Recent Exhibits

Cy Twombly participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2015 SMALL art Auction
A&D Gallery
 
Feb, 2015 Still Life, Myths and Mountains, A Retrospective
Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Chelsea
 
Oct, 2014 Literary Devices
Fisher Landau Center for Art
 
Sep, 2014 Tokyo Art Meeting V: Seeking New Genealogies-Bodies / Leaps / Traces
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
 
Sep, 2014 Treatise on the Veil
The Morgan Library & Museum
 
Jun, 2014 Modern and Contemporary Prints and Editions
McClain Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Cy Twombly
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Cy Twombly has Exhibited at these venues:

David Zwirner 537 W 20th Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave.
A&D Gallery Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Chelsea
Fisher Landau Center for Art Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
The Morgan Library & Museum McClain Gallery
San Jose Museum of Art Nahmad Contemporary
Mnuchin Gallery Zentrum Paul Klee
Gagosian - Le Bourget MA GALERIE - Samuel Le Paire
Hauser & Wirth 18th Street New York Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street
Galerie Karsten Greve Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Philadelphia Museum of Art Dominique Lévy Gallery
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart Sean Kelly Gallery
Leila Heller Gallery - Chelsea Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
Aanant & Zoo Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
Georgia Museum of Art Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong
Tate Liverpool Olyvia Fine Art
Kohn Gallery Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills
Gagosian - Paris Westwood Gallery NYC
Galerie Cartazini Bozar - Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles
FLAG Art Foundation MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
The Art Institute of Chicago Elga Wimmer PCC
Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen, Germany Kupferstichkabinett
SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Musée du Louvre
Whitney Museum of American Art Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Frac Île-de-France, le Plateau Palm Springs Art Museum
Galerie Wild Paula Cooper Gallery - 521 W. 21st Street
Marlborough Gallery New York Mary Boone Gallery - 24th St.
Tate Modern Gagosian Gallery- 21st St.
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