Lot 131
  • 131

Cy Twombly

Estimate
220,000 - 280,000 USD
Sold
396,500 USD
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Description

  • Cy Twombly
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated 1964
  • graphite, colored pencil and wax crayon on paper

Provenance

Marlborough Gallery, New York
Tom Levine, New York
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Stephen Mazoh & Co., Inc., New York
Private Collection
Christie's, New York, 15 May 2002, Lot 128
Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York
Private Collection, Tokyo (acquired from the above)
Sotheby's, London, 15 October 2007, Lot 220
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Nicola Del Roscio, Cy Twombly Drawings: Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 4, 1964-1969, New York 2014, cat. no. 19, p. 35, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"[Twombly's] art lies not so much in the finesse of the individual mark, but in the orchestration of a previously uncodified set of personal 'rules' about where to act and where not, how far to go and when to stop, in such a way as the cumulative courtship of seeming chaos defines an original, hybrid kind of order, which in turn illuminates a complex sense of human experience not voiced or left marginal in previous art.”

Kirk Varnedoe, "Your Kid Could Not Do This, and Other Reflections on Cy Twombly," MoMA No. 18, Autumn - Winter 1994, p. 20
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