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Cy Twombly

The Last Paintings

June 28–August 11, 2012
Hong Kong

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Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

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Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

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Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view  Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Martin Wong

About

In tribute to the late Cy Twombly, Gagosian is proud to present his last paintings.

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 last, from the Bolsena Paintings (1990) to The Coronation of Sesostris (2001) to Lepanto (2002), Bacchus (2005–06), and The Rose (2009). Ten Sculptures and a Painting (2003), Three Notes for Salalah (2007), Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (2009), and Camino Real (2010) inaugurated new galleries in London, Rome, Athens, and Paris respectively.

This exhibition began in Los Angeles earlier this year. Following the Hong Kong exhibition, it will travel to Gagosian locations in London and New York throughout 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.

為向剛辭世的 Cy Twombly 致敬,高古軒畫廊榮譽呈獻他輝煌藝術人生中暮年的畫作以及精選攝影作品

是次展出的八幅無題繪畫,與 2010 年巴黎高古軒畫廊的揭幕作品 (Camino Real) 系列關係密切 那些精力充沛而無法仿傚的筆觸與大膽濃烈的色彩,標誌著 Twombly 作畫的自由奔放,絕不侷限於單一風格 而面對咄咄逼近的死亡,前作悲哀的震撼、鮮活的色彩和激動的姿態,與新作的能量同步躍動著

至今 Twombly 仍是世上最受尊崇的當代藝術家之一,近年多間大型國際展館接連舉辦他的考察展,可見他對當今藝壇持久不斷的投入和專注 自從第一間高古軒畫廊八十年代中期於紐約開幕,Twombly 已是畫廊的台柱,過去廿五年在此舉辦過多次展覽,每次都給觀眾帶來驚喜,令人珍惜回 味 ,  包 括 (Bolsena Paintings, 1990) 、(The Coronation of Sesotris, 2001) 、(Lepanto, 2002)、(Bacchus, 2007) 與 (The Rose, 2009) 而(Ten Sculptures and a Painting, 2003)、(Three Notes for Salalah, 2007)、(Leaving Pathos Ringed with Waves, 2009)和 (Camino Real, 2010)更分別成為倫敦、羅馬、雅典及巴黎高古軒畫廊的開幕作品

本次展覽今年較早時於洛杉磯開始展出。香港展覽之後,本展覽將於倫敦及紐約高古軒畫廊巡迴展出至 2012 年底

伴隨著展覽的,是一份附詳盡解說的畫作目錄,由2009年維也納路德維希基金會現代藝術展覽館(Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien) (Cy Twombly: States of Mind) 之策展人阿歆霍多費爾 (Achim Hochdorfer) 及策展人茱莉西爾維斯特 (Julie Sylvester) 撰文,莎莉曼恩 (Sally Mann) 作攝影報導 而由《琥珀眼兔子》作者艾德蒙德瓦爾 (Edmund de Waal) 撰文,附詳盡解說的攝影目錄亦快將登場

River Café menu with illustration by Ed Ruscha.

The River Café Cookbook

London’s River Café, a culinary mecca perched on a bend in the River Thames, celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2018. To celebrate this milestone and the publication of her cookbook River Café London, cofounder Ruth Rogers sat down with Derek Blasberg to discuss the famed restaurant’s allure.

Left: Sally Mann, Self-Portrait, 1974; right: Jenny Saville in her studio, c. 1990s.

Sally Mann and Jenny Saville

The two artists discuss being drawn to difficult subjects, the effects of motherhood on their practice, embracing chance, and their shared adoration of Cy Twombly.

The cover of the Fall 2019 Gagosian Quarterly magazine. Artwork by Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.

Glenstone Museum.

Intimate Grandeur: Glenstone Museum

Paul Goldberger tracks the evolution of Mitchell and Emily Rales’s Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. Set amid 230 acres of pristine landscape and housing a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art, this graceful complex of pavilions, designed by architects Thomas Phifer and Partners, opened to the public in the fall of 2018.

Cy Twombly: In Beauty it is finished

Cy Twombly: In Beauty it is finished

Mark Francis, director of the exhibition Cy Twombly: In Beauty it is finished, Drawings 1951–2008, describes the impetus for this expansive presentation, the source for its title, and details the stories of some of the works on view.

Cy Twombly: Coronation of Sesostris

Cy Twombly: Coronation of Sesostris

Cy Twombly’s Coronation of Sesostris (2000) receives a closer look by Gagosian Director, Mark Francis. In this video, he discusses the history of the work, the myths and poetry embedded within it, and considers its lasting impact.