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Cy Twombly

In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008

March 8–April 25, 2018
West 21st Street, New York

Installation video

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Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Cy Twombly, Untitled (In Beauty it is finished), 1983–2002 (detail) Acrylic, wax crayon, pencil, and pen on handmade paper in unbound handmade book, 36 pages, each page: 22 ⅜ × 15 ¾ inches (56.8 × 40 cm)© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled (In Beauty it is finished), 1983–2002 (detail)

Acrylic, wax crayon, pencil, and pen on handmade paper in unbound handmade book, 36 pages, each page: 22 ⅜ × 15 ¾ inches (56.8 × 40 cm)
© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2001 Acrylic, wax crayon, and cut-and-pasted paper on paper, 48 ⅞ × 39 inches (124 × 99 cm)© Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2001

Acrylic, wax crayon, and cut-and-pasted paper on paper, 48 ⅞ × 39 inches (124 × 99 cm)
© Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Cy Twombly, Untitled (Gaeta), 1990 Acrylic, wax crayon, and pencil on handmade paper, 30 ⅝ × 21 ⅝ inches (77.8 × 54.8 cm)© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled (Gaeta), 1990

Acrylic, wax crayon, and pencil on handmade paper, 30 ⅝ × 21 ⅝ inches (77.8 × 54.8 cm)
© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled (Gaeta), 1989 Acrylic and tempera on paper mounted on wood panel, 80 × 58 ⅝ inches (203.2 × 148.9 cm)© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled (Gaeta), 1989

Acrylic and tempera on paper mounted on wood panel, 80 × 58 ⅝ inches (203.2 × 148.9 cm)
© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1970 Oil and wax crayon on paper, 27 ⅝ × 34 ¼ inches (70 × 87 cm)© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1970

Oil and wax crayon on paper, 27 ⅝ × 34 ¼ inches (70 × 87 cm)
© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1969 Oil and wax crayon on paper, 27 ⅝ × 34 ¼ inches (70 × 87 cm)© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1969

Oil and wax crayon on paper, 27 ⅝ × 34 ¼ inches (70 × 87 cm)
© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1954 Gouache, wax crayon, and colored pencil on paper, 19 ⅛ × 25 ¼ inches (48.5 × 64 cm)© Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1954

Gouache, wax crayon, and colored pencil on paper, 19 ⅛ × 25 ¼ inches (48.5 × 64 cm)
© Cy Twombly Foundation

About

The image cannot be dispossessed of a primordial freshness which ideas can never claim.
—John Crowe Ransom, The World’s Body (1938)

Gagosian is pleased to present the first career-spanning exhibition of drawings and works on paper by Cy Twombly, organized in association with the Cy Twombly Foundation.

The exhibition marks the completion of the Cy Twombly: Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings, with the eighth and final volume. Edited by Nicola Del Roscio, president of the Cy Twombly Foundation, the catalogue raisonné is published by Schirmer/Mosel with the support of the Cy Twombly Foundation. The catalogue’s first volume was published in 2011.

Throughout his career, Twombly sustained an active engagement with drawing, gesture, and making marks on paper. His urgent, meandering lines embody the intimate energies that carry over into his paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Despite their enigmatic qualities, Twombly’s drawings are strikingly articulate in their rhythm, line, and allusions. At once economical and deeply sensual, they contain a timeless language, mediating between ancient and modern culture.

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