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    Sale 1904

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 182

    Cy Twombly (b. 1928)

    Idilion

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    Cy Twombly (b. 1928)
    Idilion
    diptych-- oil, watercolor, graphite, wax crayon and vellum collage on paper mounted on paper
    left panel: 15 x 22½ in. (38.1 x 57.2 cm.)
    right panel: 53¼ x 38 in. (135.3 x 245.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1976. (2)


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    Provenance

    Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
    Marx Collection, Berlin
    The Pace Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    Y. Lambert, Cy Twombly: Catalogue Raisonné Des Oeuvres sur Papier, Vol. VI, 1973-1976, Milan, 1979, p. 164, no. 176 (illustrated).
    R. Smith, "Art: Cy Twombly at Pace," The New York Times, January 22 1988.


    Exhibited

    New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Cy Twombly-Watercolors, September-October 1976.
    Kassel, Documenta 6, 1977, vol. III, p. 108, pl. 7 (illustrated).
    Nationalgalerie Berlin Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz and Monchengladbach, Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg, Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol: Sammlung Marx, March-September 1982, p. 150, pl. 94.
    New York, The Pace Gallery, Cy Twombly: Works on Paper, January 1988, pl. 15 (illustrated).