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Cy Twombly

A Gathering of Time

May 12–July 21, 2003
980 Madison Avenue, New York

Cy Twombly: A Gathering of Time Installation view

Cy Twombly: A Gathering of Time

Installation view

Cy Twombly: A Gathering of Time Installation view

Cy Twombly: A Gathering of Time

Installation view

Cy Twombly: A Gathering of Time Installation view

Cy Twombly: A Gathering of Time

Installation view

About

Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition in celebration of Cy Twombly’s seventy-fifth birthday. On view will be six new paintings and a sculpture.

The six paintings, all from 2003, were painted in Twombly’s home state of Virginia. While his recent work has been based on historical events, this sublime group of paintings shows a move towards abstraction, a play with color and light.

The sculpture follows in the tradition of some of the artist’s early assemblages dating back to the 1950s. Like them, this sculpture is composed of everyday found items arranged in the form of magical or fetishistic objects and covered with a uniform coat of white paint. The original meaning of the individual found objects is blurred, and the work recalls a wide range of cultural associations.

One of the essential artists of our time, Cy Twombly’s work can be found in various important museum and private collections. The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, will open a retrospective of the last fifty years of his drawings on July 8, 2003.

A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Linda Norden will accompany the exhibition.