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Cy Twombly

Photographs

April 27–June 9, 2012
Beverly Hills

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Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view  Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

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Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation. Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Works Exhibited

Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg Combine Material Fulton St. Studio, 1954 Color dry-print, 15 ⅞ × 11 inches (40.3 × 27.9 cm), edition 1/6© Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg Combine Material Fulton St. Studio, 1954

Color dry-print, 15 ⅞ × 11 inches (40.3 × 27.9 cm), edition 1/6
© Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

Cy Twombly, Peonies, 1980 Color dry-print, 15 ⅞ × 11 inches (40.3 × 27.9 cm), edition 1/6© Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

Cy Twombly, Peonies, 1980

Color dry-print, 15 ⅞ × 11 inches (40.3 × 27.9 cm), edition 1/6
© Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

Cy Twombly, Pasargade, 1994 Color dry-print, 11 × 8 ½ inches (27.9 × 21.6 cm), edition 1/10© Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

Cy Twombly, Pasargade, 1994

Color dry-print, 11 × 8 ½ inches (27.9 × 21.6 cm), edition 1/10
© Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

Cy Twombly, Miramare—By the Sea, 2005 Color dry-print, 17 × 11 inches (43.1 × 27.9 cm), edition 6/6© Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

Cy Twombly, Miramare—By the Sea, 2005

Color dry-print, 17 × 11 inches (43.1 × 27.9 cm), edition 6/6
© Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

About

In tribute to the late Cy Twombly, Gagosian is proud to present his last paintings and one hundred of his photographs, ranging from early studio impressions from the 1950s to a group of landscape subjects that he took in St. Barths last year. Since 2008, major exhibitions of the artist’s photographs have been held at Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; Museum Brandhorst, Munich; and the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; however, this is the first time that this lesser-known aspect of Twombly’s oeuvre has been presented in such depth in the United States.

The eight untitled paintings are closely related to the Camino Real group that inaugurated Gagosian Paris in 2010. The inimitable, exuberant paintwork and bold, intense colors typify the freedom with which Twombly worked, never restricted to a single reference. Even in the face of his impending death, their elegiac power, vivid palette, and ardent gestures pulse with the energies of the new.

Twombly remains one of the world’s most revered contemporary artists, whose central and ongoing relevance to the art of the present is attested to by a stream of recent survey exhibitions in leading international institutions. Since the opening of the first Gagosian in New York in the mid-1980s, Twombly has been a cornerstone of the gallery. He made many exhibitions there over the last twenty-five years, each one as surprising and memorable as the next, from The Bolsena Paintings (1990) to The Coronation of Sesostris (2001), Lepanto (2002), Bacchus (2005–06), A Scattering of Blossoms (2007), and The Rose (2009). Ten Paintings and a Sculpture (2004), Three Notes for Salalah (2008), Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (2009), and Camino Real (2010) inaugurated new galleries in London, Rome, Athens, and Paris respectively.

After Los Angeles, this exhibition will travel to Gagosian locations in Hong Kong, London, and New York through 2012.

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, with essays by Achim Hochdörfer—curator of Cy Twombly: States of Mind at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna (2009)—and curator Julie Sylvester, as well as a photo essay by Sally Mann. A fully illustrated catalogue of the photographs with an essay by Edmund de Waal, artist and author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes, is also available.