1 July 2008
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE ITALIAN COLLECTION
Cy Twombly (b. 1928)
signed and dated 'Cy Twombly March 1970' (on the reverse)
gouache and wax crayon on board
27 5/8 x 34 3/8in. (70 x 87cm.)
Executed in 1970
Modern Art Agency, Naples.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Cy Twombly Works on Paper Catalogue raisonné being prepared by Nicola del Roscio.
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