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Cy Twombly

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Untitled , 2007 Acrylic, Wax Crayon, Pencil on Wood 99 3/16 X 217 5/16 in © Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery, New York
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Quattro Stagioni: Autunno, 1993-95 © Cy Twombly
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Untitled (Rome), 1977 Mixed Media
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The Rose (IV), 2008 Acrylic on Plywood 252 X 740 Cm © Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street
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Untitled (The Mathematical Dream of Ashurbanipal), 2000 - 2009 Bronze 41 1/8 X 20 7/8 X 21 5/16 Inches (104.5 X 53.1 X 54.2cm) Ed. of 3 © Courtesy of the artist & Gagosian Gallery
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Gallery Ceiling, Louvre Museum in Pairs, 2010 © Cy Twombly
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Untitled (Funerary Box for a Lime Green Python), 1954 Wood, Palm Leaf Fans, House Paint, Cloth, and Wire 55 X 26 1/4 X 5" (140 X 66 X 12.5 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
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Untitled (from Blooming, A Scattering of Blossoms & Other Things), 2007 Acrylic on Panels 99 1/4 X 217 3/8 In. (252.1 X 552.13 Cm) the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection, Los Angeles © Cy Twombly Foundation
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Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (IV), 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 105 5/16 X 83 5/8 Inches © Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
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Untitled, 1960-61 Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper (32 X 35 Cm) © New York © Cy Twombly Foundation
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Brushes, Lexington , 2005 Dryprint on Cardboard 43,1 X 27,9 Cm © Courtesy : Schirmer/Mosel Verlag - Fondazione Nicola del Roscio
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On the Bowery, 1971 Silkscreen on Schollers Parole Paper, Edition of 100 + 20 A.p.s, Signed, Numbered in Pencil. Cy Twombly on the Bowery, 1971 Photograph by Eliot Elisofon 25½ X 25½ Inches [paper Size],
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Painting Detail (Roses), Gaeta, 2009 Dryprint on Cardboard 43,1 X 27,9 Cm © Courtesy Schirmer/Mosel Verlag - Fondazione Nicola del Roscio
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Peonies, Bassano in Teverina , 1980 Color Dry-print Framed: 18 3/4 X 17 1/2 Inches (47.6 X 44.5 Cm) Ed. 1/6 © Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills
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"The Last Paintings" Installation view © Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills / Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio
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St Barth's, 2011 Color Dry-part 17 X 11 Inches (43.2 X 27.9 Cm) Ed. 3/3 © Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street
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© Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street
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Untitled (Camino Real) (detail) Acrylic on Wood Panel 99 1/2 X 73 3/4 Inches Unframed (252.7 X 187.3 Cm) © Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
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Victory, conceived 1987, cast 2005 © Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art
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On the Bowery , 1969-71 Silkscreen on Schollers Parole Paper Edition of 100 + 20 A.P. 25 ½ X 25 ½ Inches
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Untitled (from On The Bowery), 1969-71 Screenprint 251/4 X 25 1/4 Inches © Courtesy of SENIOR & SHOPMAKER GALLERY
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Sans titre / Untitled (Scenes from an ideal Marriage), 1986 Huile, Aquarelle Et Crayon Sur Papier / Oil, Watercolour and Pencil on Paper 52 X 72 Cm / 20 ½ X 28 1/3 in © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Karsten Greve
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Victory, conceived 1987, cast 2005 © Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Untitled, 1970 Crayon, Pencil, Colored Pencil, and Ink on Cut, Torn, and Folded Papers With Tapes on Paper © Courtesy of the artist &The Menil Collection
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Strawberries (Gaeta), 2008 Color Dry-print 10 1/4 × 9 7/8 Inches Unframed (26 × 25.1 Cm), Ed. of 6 © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation
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Bacchus, 2006–08 Acrylic on Canvas 128 3/4 × 162 3/8 Inches (327 × 412.5 Cm), Cy Twombly Foundation Collection © Cy Twombly Foundation
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Achilles Mourning the Death of Patroclus, 1962 © y Twombly Foundation, Rome © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Philippe Migeat/Dist. RMN-GP
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Lexington, Virginia
Birth year
1928
Lives in
Lexington, Virginia and Italy
Works in
Lexington, Virginia and Italy
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Solo Exhibition
Centre Pompidou
Jun, 2016
Signs and Symbols to Live By
Art Gallery of New South Wales
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

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