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    Sale 2168

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    Cy Twombly (b. 1928)

    Untitled

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    Cy Twombly (b. 1928)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'Cy Twombly 1962' (upper right)
    graphite, colored oilsticks and ink on paper
    19 5/8 x 27½ in. (49.8 x 69.8 cm.)
    Drawn in 1962.


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Cy Twombly--Works on Paper being prepared by Nicola Del Roscio.

    The graphic language of Twombly remains at all times inimitable. This is undoubtedly because, in the final analysis, he owes nothing to anybody...Expressing nothing but himself, totally--that is the fluctuating rhythm, contradictory, secret and esoteric, of the creative act. Twombly's egocentric sincerity is the sun radiating from his work.
    (P. Restany, The Revolution of the Sign, 1961 in N. Del Roscio, ed., Writings on Twombly, Munich, 2002).

    Provenance

    Studio of Cy Twombly, Rome
    Galleria la Tartaruga, Rome
    Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
    James Jacobs, New York
    Jarold Evans, San Francisco
    Harcourts Modern and Contemporary Art, San Francisco
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1992


    Saleroom Notice

    This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Cy Twombly--Works on Paper being prepared by Nicola Del Roscio.