Cy Twombly: New Sculptures 1998-2005

Cy Twombly: New Sculptures 1998-2005

by Cy Twombly
     
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
American artist Cy Twombly is known for ambitious canvases that conflate painting, drawing, and writing, often with scrawled scatological and literary references. Finally, his fantastic three-dimensional work, produced for six decades in Rome and the United States, has been rescued from anonymity, in great part owing to Munich-based publisher Schirmer/Mosel, which recently published the first volume of a catalogue raisonn of pieces dating from 1946 to 1997. With a few overlaps, this 2006 catalog to an exhibition at Munich's Alte Pinakothek picks up where that more substantial tome left off, bringing us up to date with 33 of Twombly's most contemporary productions. Ample color photographs prove that he is still engaged in a variety of basic and found materials, including wood, paper, plastic leaves, resin, dripping paint, and pulpy plaster. Slight essays by philosopher Giorgio Agamben, Reinhold Baumstark (general director, Bavarian State Painting Collections), and others do not go far in situating this work within its art historical context, serving more as meditations from the various disciplines that Twombly himself culls for his work. Luckily, the sculpture's strange beauty speaks for itself. Recommended for art history collections.-Prudence Peiffer, Cambridge, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9783829602358
Publisher:
Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
96

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