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TWOMBLY, Cy

Five Greek Poets and a philosopher

Stock Code
102242
1978
£58,000

Cy Twombly (1928–2011) developed a gestural vocabulary in which each line and colour is infused with energy, spirituality, and meaning. Emerging as a prominent figure in the mid-1950s following extensive travels throughout Europe and North Africa, he produced works that are simultaneously personal and mythological, allowing narrative, language, and inner visions to erupt from his intimate, abstract notations.

This artwork is a dedication to the ancient culture which express an awareness of an inventory of powers that elude man, a form cut into time. As if it were an inscription, Twombly etches the name of a Latin poet or Greek philosopher in capital letters.

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Description

Complete set of seven lithographs with embossment, 1978, on Richard de Bas mould-made paper, initialed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 40 verso, printed by Matthieu Studio, Zurich-Deilsdorf, published by Propylaen Verlag, sheet 50 x 65cm (19¾ by 25½ inches).

Bibliography

Catalog Raisonné: Bastian 67-73

Stock ID:102242

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