Tour & Book Signing
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6pm
Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York
Art historian and lecturer Thierry Greub will lead a tour of the exhibition Cy Twombly, on view at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, through March 4, 2023. Guiding guests through the selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper produced in the final decade of Twombly’s life, Greub will discuss the artist’s handwritten notations, placing them in context with their literary sources, including the poetry of Charles Olson. Following the tour, the Gagosian Shop at 976 Madison Avenue will host a reception and book signing to celebrate Greub’s recently published monumental six-volume catalogue, Cy Twombly: Inscriptions, which traces the artist’s relationship with poetry and incorporation of writing into his compositions from 1953 until his death in 2011. Published by Brill | Fink, the book will be available for purchase at the event.
Cy Twombly: Inscriptions (Paderborn, Germany: Brill | Fink, 2022)
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.
Isabella Summers. Photo: Kasia Wozniak
Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10am–6pm
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, Music, Inspirations
May 20–June 11, 2022
Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, Rome
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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)
“Cinema” Film Festival
Andreas Gursky, Piero Manzoni, Cy Twombly
January 28–February 1, 2020
La Fondazione, Rome
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2004 © Cy Twombly Foundation
Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées
Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8pm
October 12–20, 2019
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris
In celebration of FIAC in Paris, Gagosian is pleased to collaborate with Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées on a two-floor pop-up takeover featuring products related to Gagosian artists. On the first floor, the Coin Culture section will feature catalogues, posters, apparel, and audio productions. The second floor, the Library, will house an additional selection of limited-edition books, publications, and catalogues raisonnés.
Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30pm
Louvre Auditorium, Paris
Cy Dear (2018), a film that traces the life and work of Cy Twombly, will be screened at the Louvre, on the occasion of FIAC 2019. The documentary pays homage to the artist’s prolific career, looking closely at his work around the world and the different creative periods within his oeuvre. The film is in English, Italian, and German with French and English subtitles. The event is free to attend.
Still from Cy Dear (2018) © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio. Courtesy Archives Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio
Edmund de Waal and Christine Kondoleon on Cy Twombly
Friday, October 4, 2019, 3pm
Regent’s Park, London
As part of the Frieze Masters Talks program, Edmund de Waal will discuss the work of Cy Twombly with Christine Kondoleon of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. De Waal has a particular affinity for Twombly’s ability to create works that are simultaneously personal and mythological, allowing narrative, language, and inner visions to erupt from his intimate, abstract notations. To attend the free event, register at the Frieze Masters auditorium desk the day of the talk.
Photo: Ben McKee
Friday, October 4, 2019, 6:30–8:30pm
National Portrait Gallery, London
Cy Dear (2018), a film that traces the life and work of Cy Twombly, will be screened at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the museum’s Friday Lates program. The documentary pays homage to the artist’s prolific career, looking closely at his work around the world and the different creative periods within his oeuvre. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.npg.org.uk.
Cy Twombly, Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, 1979. Photo © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, courtesy Archives Nicola Del Roscio
A line (a)round an idea
Selected Works on Paper
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11am
This event has been canceled.
Join us for a tour of A line (a)round an idea at Gagosian, Geneva. The exhibition, which presents black-and-white works on paper spanning a period of seventy years, includes work by Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, Bruce Conner, Willem de Kooning, Günther Förg, Sam Francis, Keith Haring, Christine Hiebert, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Brice Marden, Henri Matisse, Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and others. Gagosian’s Johan Nauckhoff will give an overview of the exhibition, focusing on ways in which modern and contemporary artists have explored the clarity and activating power of the simple line, mark, splatter, or stroke. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com. Space is limited.
Installation view, A line (a)round an idea: Selected Works on Paper, Gagosian, Geneva, May 2–July 27, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Cy Twombly Foundation; © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2019 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Richard Serra; © 2019 Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 3pm
Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Montréal
Cy Dear (2018), a film that traces the life and work of Cy Twombly, will be screened as part of the thirty-seventh edition of the Festival International du film sur l’art (FIFA) in Montreal. To celebrate what would have been his ninetieth birthday, this documentary pays homage to Twombly’s prolific career, looking closely at his work around the world and the different creative periods within his oeuvre. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.artfifa.com.
Cy Twombly, Leaving Paphos Ringed With Waves (IV), 2009
© Cy Twombly Foundation
Celebrating Cy Twombly
In celebration of what would have been Cy Twombly’s ninetieth birthday, and on the occasion of his two solo exhibitions at Gagosian New York, the Gagosian Shop, New York, is highlighting the vast body of literature and scholarship on the work and life of Cy Twombly. Shop Highlight: Celebrating Cy Twombly will include the eight-volume Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings, the six-volume Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, as well as the recently revised Catalogue Raisonné of the Printed Graphic Work. We will also feature exhibition posters as well as scarce and out-of-print titles that help provide a full overview of Twombly’s oeuvre.
Ten years ago, on December 15, 2007, Larry Gagosian inaugurated his gallery in Rome, a 1920s bank converted by architects Firouz Galdo and Caruso St John, near the Spanish Steps, with the exhibition Cy Twombly: Three Notes From Salalah.
Photo: Luigi Filetici
The new Gagosian Quarterly offers unprecedented behind-the-art access, and insightful editorials by leading art world professionals. The Spring 2017 launch issue features a cover by Rudolf Stingel, along with articles on Pablo Picasso, Jeff Koons, Cy Twombly, and Taryn Simon. Highlights include conversations with Katy Siegel and Christopher Wool, Nicolas Berggruen, Katharina Grosse, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel and Bret Easton Ellis, among others.
Cover by Rudolf Stingel