The artist Cy Twombly has passed away at age 83, a spokesperson for the Gagosian Gallery told The Observer.
Twombly had suffered from cancer for many years, according to the AFP. In his later years he split his time between Virginia and Italy, where he died.
Twombly’s first solo exhibition was organized in 1951 by Read More
Strolling through Cy Twombly: 50 Years of Works on Paper, an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, I couldn’t stop thinking about the carpeting. Has the Whitney always had it? I can’t, for the life of me, recall walking on it before. Yet there it was, under my feet, exhibiting the wear and Read More
You know it’s been one of those weeks when the most rewarding gallery exhibition you’ve seen features an artist who has been relegated to the sidelines. Not that Cy Twombly, who’s exhibiting six new paintings and one sculpture at the uptown branch of the Gagosian Gallery, hasn’t had his moments. His signature compendiums of scrawls, Read More
Wilhelmina or won’tchemina? This was supposed to be the day on which Vagina Monologue -ist Eve Ensler discussed the “current state of activism among younger women” (i.e., midriff-bearing, knitting circles and cage-dancing ), but it was canceled because of a scheduling conflict-so you’re stuck with the party for the winners of the Read More
When was the last time you saw a major American museum
devote 10 large galleries to the sculpture of a distinctly minor contemporary
talent? This is but one of the many questions raised by the overscale
exhibition of Cy Twombly’s underweight sculpture at the National Gallery of Art
in Washington, D.C. Even in a period Read More