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    Sale 7740

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 172

    Cy Twombly (b. 1928)

    Untitled (Mushroom Series)

    Price Realised  

    Cy Twombly (b. 1928)
    Untitled (Mushroom Series)
    signed with the artist's initials and dated 'CT 73' (lower right); signed, inscribed and dated 'Cy Twombly Rome 74' (on the reverse)
    paper, oil stick, graphite, wax crayon, adhesive, graphite and printed paper collage on paper
    30 x 22½in. (76.2 x 57.2cm.)
    Executed in 1973-74


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    Provenance

    Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin.
    The Mayor Gallery, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1975.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the correct property title should read 'Property from the Collection of Robert and Jean Shoenberg'.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT AND JEAN SHOENBERG


    Literature

    Y. Lambert, Catalogue raisonné des oeuvres sur papier de Cy Twombly, vol. VI, Milan 1979, no. 70 (illustrated , p. 92).


    Exhibited

    Turin, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Cy Twombly, March-April 1974.
    St. Louis, The Saint Louis Art Museum, Contemporary Masterpieces from Schoenberg Foundation, December-January 1982.