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Cy Twombly: The Last Paintings

03 Dec

This will probably be the form of art I will never get. More to come on the complete breakdown of Abstract Expressionism.

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Cy Twombly
The Last Paintings
Gagosian Gallery, November 1 – December 22, 2012

Explaining Twombly’s work is a little like trying to explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. There is a stated formula and an equation that we are all readily familiar with but unless you  can decode the terms of the equation you are lost. Similarly we decode Twombly’s brush because it is his tool. For Twombly his equation was that paint was like language: it described the world rather than simply made pictures of it. – Michael Klein, New York Contributor


Cy Twombly | Untitled (Camino Real), 2011, Acrylic on plywood, 99 3/8 x 72 7/8 inches, 252.4 x 185.1 cm, © Cy Twombly Foundation (TWOMB 2011.0005)

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