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Performance

Isabella Summers
To Neptune, Ruler of the Seas Profound

Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Beverly Hills

Join Gagosian for a live performance inside the exhibition Cy Twombly at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, by musician, producer, and film and television composer Isabella Summers, a founding member of Florence and the Machine. Titled To Neptune, Ruler of the Seas Profound, the piece is inspired by Twombly’s life and work. The music is interwoven with quotations from poems and literary texts by authors who have served as muses or subjects for Twombly, including Homer, Stéphane Mallarmé, and William Butler Yeats. The performance expands on a composition Summers performed in Rome in May 2022 at the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio.

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Gagosian Shop, New York, 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Visit

Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10am–6pm
New York
madisonavenuebid.org

Join Artnews and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District on an autumn walk to visit over fifty galleries that line Madison Avenue from East 57th to East 86th Streets. The Gagosian Shop, which offers an exclusive and extensive selection of artist’s books, exhibition catalogues, posters, and prints, is featuring displays dedicated to Urs Fischer and Cy Twombly, including screenprinted T-shirts, limited-edition plates, and vintage posters.

Gagosian Shop, New York, 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Cy Twombly, Roses (Gaeta), 2004 © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio

Exhibition

Un/veiled
Cy Twombly, Music, Inspirations

May 20–June 11, 2022
Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, Rome
fondazionenicoladelroscio.it

Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, in collaboration with Cy Twombly Foundation, is presenting Un/veiled: Cy Twombly, Music, Inspirations, a program of concerts, video screenings, piped music, and a series of works by Cy Twombly. The presentation is the result of an extensive three-year survey by Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, at the behest of Nicola Del Roscio, that aims to collect, document, and preserve compositions by musicians from around the world who have been inspired by the work of Twombly or to establish an artistic dialogue with them. To visit the exhibition, e-mail roma@fondazionenicoladelroscio.it. To attend the concerts, access the schedule and bookings links at fondazionenicoladelroscio.it.

Cy Twombly, Roses (Gaeta), 2004 © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio

Cy Twombly: Sculpture (London: Gagosian, 2019)

Online Reading

Cy Twombly
Sculpture

Cy Twombly: Sculpture is available for online reading from November 1 through November 30 as part of the From the Library series. The book documents a 2019 exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, which brought together important and rarely shown sculptures by the artist. Twombly made his sculptures from found materials such as plaster, wood, and iron, as well as objects that he habitually used and handled in the studio. Often modest in scale, they embody his artistic language of handwritten glyphs and symbols, evoking narratives from antiquity and fragments of literature and poetry. The book includes a conversation between Nicola Del Roscio, president of the Cy Twombly Foundation; art historian and curator Sir Nicholas Serota; and Gagosian director Mark Francis.

Cy Twombly: Sculpture (London: Gagosian, 2019)

Still from Andreas Gursky: Long Shot Close Up (2009) by Jan Schmidt-Garre

Screening

“Cinema” Film Festival
Andreas Gursky, Piero Manzoni, Cy Twombly

January 28–February 1, 2020
La Fondazione, Rome
www.lafondazione.info

Over the course of five days, La Fondazione will be hosting a film festival showcasing films by and about artists, including Andreas Gursky: Long Shot Close Up (2009), Piero Manzoni Artista (2014), and Cy Dear (2018)To attend the free event, RSVP to lafondazione.info@gmail.com. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Still from Andreas Gursky: Long Shot Close Up (2009) by Jan Schmidt-Garre

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2004 © Cy Twombly Foundation

Tour

Cy Twombly
Sculpture

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:15pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of Cy Twombly: Sculpture, currently on view at Grosvenor Hill, London. The exhibition, presented in association with the Cy Twombly Foundation, marks the publication of the second volume of the catalogue raisonné of Twombly’s sculptures edited by Nicola Del Roscio and published by Schirmer/Mosel. Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will lead the tour, providing an overview of the materials, processes, and influences behind the artist’s sculptural works. To attend the free event, RSVP to londontours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2004 © Cy Twombly Foundation

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Announcements

Tri-state area of the United States

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Tri-State Relief Fund

The Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Teiger Foundation, and the Cy Twombly Foundation, as part of their respective COVID-19 relief efforts, have established an emergency relief grant program that will provide $1,250,000 in aid to non-salaried visual arts workers in the tristate area who have experienced financial hardship from lack of income or opportunity as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. The program will be administered in partnership with nonprofit arts service organization New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Gagosian App for iPad

New Release

Gagosian App for iPad
Issue 4

Gagosian announces the release of issue 4 of the Gagosian App for iPad on July 13, 2013. Artists featured in this issue include Georg Baselitz, Piero Manzoni, Robert Rauschenberg, Nancy Rubins, Thomas Ruff, Taryn Simon, and Cy Twombly.

In issue 4 we feature an illustrated “pop-up” biography of Georg Baselitz, show Piero Manzoni’s Azimuth magazines digitized with full English translations for the first time, offer an endless “art board” of works from the exhibition The Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg, including historical and biographical information on more than seventy-six artists. We also show a comprehensive overview of Nancy Rubins’s monumental public sculptures made from industrial objects, and give you a look at Thomas Ruff’s stereoscopic ma.r.s. photographs in 3-D. We invite you to interact with multimedia highlights from Taryn Simon’s four major bodies of work, curated by the artist, and explore Cy Twombly’s final paintings with a photographic and audio tribute to the artist by Sally Mann.

Museum Exhibitions

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Drips and Newspaper), 1999 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann and Cy Twombly
Remembered Light

Through May 7, 2023
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
www.mfa.org

This exhibition brings together three sculptures by Cy Twombly, on loan from the Cy Twombly Foundation, and thirteen photographs by Sally Mann from her Remembered Light series (1999–2012). Twombly and Mann were both born and raised in the southeastern state of Virginia. Mann photographed Twombly’s Lexington home and studio over several years, from 1999 until after his passing in 2011. Through her lens, she sought to capture aspects of his life, his inner world, and his appreciation for the past. Appearing alongside Twombly’s sculptures, the photographs—pervaded by the same themes of life, mortality, and remembrance present in Mann’s other work—form a poetic dialogue between these two friends and their powerful artistic visions.

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Drips and Newspaper), 1999 © Sally Mann

Cy Twombly, Untitled (North African Sketchbook), 1953 (page II) © Cy Twombly Foundation

On View

Hors-Les-Murs Gribouillage–Scarabocchio
De Léonard de Vinci à Cy Twombly

Through January 15, 2023
Beaux-Arts de Paris
www.beauxartsparis.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to Outside the Walls Scribbling and Doodling: From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly, includes nearly three hundred original works from the Renaissance to the present day and aims to shed light on these unconventional and often overlooked aspects of the practice of drawing. By exploring scribbling and doodling, from sketches scribbled on the backs of canvases to expansive doodles conceived as artworks in themselves, the show unveils how these experimental, transgressive, regressive, or liberating mark-making gestures, which appear to flout all laws and conventions, have punctuated the history of artistic creation. This exhibition traveled from the Villa Medici–Académie de France à Rome. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, and Cy Twombly is included.

Cy Twombly, Untitled (North African Sketchbook), 1953 (page II) © Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (IV), 2009 © Cy Twombly Foundation

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Cy Twombly
Making Past Present

August 2–October 30, 2022
Getty Center, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

Cy Twombly’s engagement with the art and poetry of ancient Greece and Rome played a central role in his creative process. This exhibition explores Twombly’s lifelong fascination with the ancient Mediterranean world through evocative groupings of his paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture made from the mid-twentieth to the early twenty-first century. Tracing an imaginative journey of encounters with and responses to ancient texts and artifacts, the presentation includes sculpture from the artist’s personal collection, on public display for the first time.

Cy Twombly, Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (IV), 2009 © Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly, Untitled (North African Sketchbook), 1953 (page X) © Cy Twombly Foundation

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Gribouillage/Scarabocchio
Da Leonardo da Vinci a Cy Twombly

March 3–May 22, 2022
Villa Medici–Académie de France à Rome
www.villamedici.it

This exhibition, whose title translates to Scribbling and Doodling: From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly, includes nearly three hundred original works from the Renaissance to the present day and aims to shed light on these unconventional and often overlooked aspects of the practice of drawing. By exploring scribbling and doodling, from sketches scribbled on the backs of canvases to expansive doodles conceived as artworks in themselves, the exhibition unveils how these experimental, transgressive, regressive, or liberating mark-making gestures, which appear to flout all laws and conventions, have punctuated the history of artistic creation. Work by Jean-Michel BasquiatPablo Picasso, and Cy Twombly is included.

Cy Twombly, Untitled (North African Sketchbook), 1953 (page X) © Cy Twombly Foundation

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2002 © Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Hey! Did you know that art does not exist…

July 27, 2021–January 8, 2022
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
www.tamuseum.org.il

This exhibition presents more than one hundred works from Sylvio Perlstein’s intensely personal collection, which traces artists and trends that have defined the avant-garde, complex, and experimental nature of twentieth-century art. Work by Jean-Michel BasquiatDuane HansonRoy LichtensteinMan RayBrice Marden, Ed RuschaRudolf Stingel, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol is included.

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2002 © Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

Jay DeFeo, Untitled (Florence), 1952, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2020 The Jay DeFeo Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Degree Zero
Drawing at Midcentury

October 31, 2020–June 5, 2021
Museum of Modern Art, New York
www.moma.org

Bringing together approximately eighty works on paper from the museum’s collection, Degree Zero illuminates how artists used drawing to forge a new visual language in the aftermath of World War II. Modest, immediate, and direct, drawing was the ideal medium for this period of renewal. The exhibition looks across movements, geographies, and generations to highlight connections between artists who shared common materials and ideas between 1948 and 1961. Work by Jay DeFeo, Willem de Kooning, Alberto Giacometti, and Cy Twombly is included.

Jay DeFeo, Untitled (Florence), 1952, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2020 The Jay DeFeo Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Cy Twombly, The Song of the Border Guard, 1952 © Cy Twombly Foundation

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How Far Can Creativity Take You
VMFA Fellowship Artists

October 30, 2018–May 16, 2020
VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century, various locations throughout Virginia
www.vmfa.museum

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’s new state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio offers an opportunity for residents of the Commonwealth to see and experience works of art from the collection up close. The inaugural exhibition, How Far Can Creativity Take You, celebrates the role this institution has played in the lives of fellowship recipients. Work by Sally Mann and Cy Twombly is included.

Cy Twombly, The Song of the Border Guard, 1952 © Cy Twombly Foundation

Helen Frankenthaler, Western Dream, 1957, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Epic Abstraction
Pollock to Herrera

December 17, 2018–February 4, 2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
www.metmuseum.org

Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera explores large-scale abstract painting, sculpture, and assemblage, from the 1940s to the twenty-first century, through works from the Met collection and special loans. Many of the artists in the exhibition worked in large formats not only to explore aesthetic elements of line, color, shape, and texture, but also to activate scale’s metaphoric potential to evoke expansive—“epic”—ideas and subjects, including time, history, nature, and existential concerns of the self. Work by Helen Frankenthaler and Cy Twombly is included.

Helen Frankenthaler, Western Dream, 1957, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1959 © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zurich

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Cy Twombly
Portraits

November 1, 2019–January 19, 2020
National Portrait Gallery, London
www.npg.org.uk

Exploring figuration and portraiture in Cy Twombly’s practice, across the media of painting, drawing, and photography, this exhibition centers on two paintings of the artist’s friends: the set designer Henry Heymann, whom Twombly painted in 1956, and the philanthropist J. Paul Getty Jr., represented in an abstract work from 1967. The exhibition also includes Twombly’s photographs of friends, family, and himself, alongside never-before-seen drawings that reveal the importance of classical art and figuration within his oeuvre.

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1959 © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zurich

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2002 © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

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Cy Twombly
Photographs

August 26–November 4, 2018
Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
chateau-la-coste.com

Cy Twombly: Photographs is comprised of thirty photographs, taken between 1985 and 2008, variously depicting intimate spaces, landscapes, and natural subjects. This exhibition has traveled from the Sursock Museum in Beirut.

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2002 © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation

Cy Twombly, Venus, 1975 © Cy Twombly Foundation

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Divine Dialogues
Cy Twombly and Greek Antiquity

May 25–September 3, 2017
Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
www.cycladic.gr

Works by Cy Twombly, inspired by Greece and Greek mythology, come together with ancient artworks in this exhibition, curated by Professor Nikolaos Stampolidis, director of the Museum of Cycladic Art, and Jonas Storsve, curator at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and of the recent major Cy Twombly retrospective exhibition.

Cy Twombly, Venus, 1975 © Cy Twombly Foundation

Ed Ruscha, Made in California, 1971 © Ed Ruscha

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The American Dream
Pop to the Present

March 9–June 18, 2017
British Museum, London
americandreamexhibition.org

This exhibition traces the past six decades of American history through prints of unprecedented scale and ambition. Starting with the explosion of Pop art in the 1960s, the show includes works by many of America’s most celebrated artists. Works by Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann are on view.

Ed Ruscha, Made in California, 1971 © Ed Ruscha

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