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The Essential Cy Twombly

Edited by Nicola Del Roscio. Text by Laszlo Glozer, Thierry Greub, Simon Schama, Kirk Varnedoe.

"Untitled" (1990) is reproduced from <I>The Essential Cy Twombly</I>.Recognized as one of the greatest and most idiosyncratic artists of the postwar era, Cy Twombly left behind an oeuvre of incredible versatility, sensitivity and originality upon his death in 2011 at age 83. Working in the immediate aftermath of Abstract Expressionism, Twombly developed an intensely personal scription consisting of scrawled letters and words, in an effusive, calligraphic mark-making that suggests a kind of painted poetry. Working across painting, drawing, sculpture and photography with a restless energy, Twombly incorporated the gods of Ancient Greece, the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé and the history, culture and mythology of the Occident into his art. The Essential Cy Twombly, edited by Twombly's longtime collaborator Nicola Del Roscio, is the ultimate overview of his work, presenting the most important paintings and cycles of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs from Twombly's diverse oeuvre. The most accessible survey of his work to date, this volume includes essays by Laszlo Glozer, Thierry Greub, Kirk Varnedoe and Simon Schama.
Edwin Parker (Cy) Twombly (1928-2011) was born in Lexington, Virginia. He lived and worked in New York in the early 1950s (where he met Robert Rauschenberg, with whom he was to have a long personal and artistic relationship) and studied at the legendary Black Mountain College in North Carolina before traveling around North Africa, Spain and Italy and ultimately settling in Rome before the end of the decade, just as the art world was shifting its center of gravity to New York. Best known for his paintings and drawings, often executed on a massive scale across multiple canvases, Twombly also made sculptures and photographs.

"Untitled" (1990) is reproduced from The Essential Cy Twombly.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Bookforum

Albert Mobilio

Having nearly sixty years of work at hand provides abundant evidence of the paradox governing Twombly's art-the interesting play between the epic scope of his cultural materials and the enigmatic, deeply personal means of their representation.

Twombly's art instructs, perplexes, and ultimately seduces.

Another Magazine

Twombly has remained the subject of great interest and research, with two enlightening new books – The Essential Cy Twombly and Cy Twombly: Paradise – hitting the shelves this autumn.

Publisher's Weekly

T. Fleischmann

The Essential Cy Twombly, compiled by Nicole Del Roscio, Twombly's longtime companion, presents paintings as well as rarely shown photographs and scultpures from an artist who spent hours drawing in the dark to develop his shaky, spontaneous lines.

W Magazine

The Editors

Exhibit A, Artistc flourishes show her creative side.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/19/2014

The Essential Cy Twombly: Beautiful in Their Subversion of 'Beauty'

The Essential Cy Twombly: Beautiful in Their Subversion of 'Beauty'

In his current Bookforum review of the truly essential Essential Cy Twombly, Albert Mobilio writes, "This volume provides a complete survey of Twombly’s oeuvre, including his sculpture and photography, and features pointedly insightful essays that help crack the artist’s code of script and signs. Having nearly 60 years of work at hand provides abundant evidence of the paradox governing Twombly’s art—the interplay between the epic scope of his cultural materials and the enigmatic, deeply personal means of their representation… Of course, none of [Twombly's] ideation, however elegant in its intricacy, would mean much if the images themselves weren’t beautiful—or, to be more accurate, beautiful in their subversion of 'beauty.' Twombly’s art instructs, perplexes, and ultimately seduces." The 1980 photograph Peonies is reproduced from The Essential Cy Twombly. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/10/2014

The Essential Cy Twombly

The Essential Cy Twombly

"I have always thought 'Twombly' ought to be (if it isn't already) a verb, as in twombly: (vt.): to hover thoughtfully over a surface, tracing glyphs and graphs of mischievous suggestiveness, periodically touching down amidst discharges of passionate intensity. Or, then again, perhaps a noun, as in twombly (n.): A line with a mind of its own." Simon Schama's introduction to The Essential Cy Twombly, our definitive overview of the late, great artist's complete oeuvre set the stage for one of the most outstanding new books of the year. "Don't be deceived by the courtly gracefulness of the Virginian translated to Italy; the lightly worn erudition; the genteel touch of his botanizing. The truth is that Twombly, at various times in his long, prolific and protean career, has often been something of a scrapper, not in the sense in which his persona has ever exuded the kind of tear-away grab-baggy ebullience of his old comrade, Rauschenberg, much less the hard-ass daemon-father, Pollock. Rather, Twombly has always enjoyed tearing a strip off the tendency of abstract painting towards its own monumentalism (enshrined for instance in the temple-like vacancies of color-field stains). His was the trash-rooting, bricolage-rummaging, cut-and-paste, slash and smear moment; a dumpster-full of wiry, rusty ganglia; a wall, raucous with hoodlum graffiti. Twombly's resistance to 'finish'; even to the all-over, fused, and thickly melded texture of Pollock's abstractions; his courage in performing looser, more disarrayed traces, is especially apparent in the works on paper, where the dog-eared, the torn-away, the dimpled, crumpled, chewed-up, and grubby are all enthusiastically welcomed into the creative process." Nicola's Irises (1990) is reproduced from The Essential Cy Twombly, published by D.A.P. continue to blog


CY TWOMBLY MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Cy Twombly: Paradise

CY TWOMBLY: PARADISE

Edited by Julie Sylvester. Foreword by Eugenio Lopez Alonso. Preface by Patrick Charpenel. Text by Philip Larratt-Smith.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862083768 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2014
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The Essential Cy Twombly

THE ESSENTIAL CY TWOMBLY

Edited by Nicola Del Roscio. Text by Laszlo Glozer, Thierry Greub, Simon Schama, Kirk Varnedoe.

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.

ISBN: 9781938922459 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2014
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Cy Twombly Photographer, Friends and Others: Le Temps Retrouvé

CY TWOMBLY PHOTOGRAPHER, FRIENDS AND OTHERS: LE TEMPS RETROUVé

Introduction by Éric Mézil. Text by Nicholas Cullinan, Don DeLillo and Anne-Marie Garat, Éric Mézil.

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782742797417 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2012
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Cy Twombly: Photographs, Prints and Works on Paper from the Grosshaus Collection

CY TWOMBLY: PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS AND WORKS ON PAPER FROM THE GROSSHAUS COLLECTION

Introduction by Margaret Schütte. Text by Jürgen Fitschen.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783863350352 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2011
Out of print | Not Available


Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons

CY TWOMBLY: CYCLES AND SEASONS

Text by Nicholas Serota, Richard Shiff, Nicolas Cullinan, Tacita Dean.

TATE/D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781933045887 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 9/1/2008
Out of print | Not Available


Cy Twombly: Fifty Years Of Works On Paper

CY TWOMBLY: FIFTY YEARS OF WORKS ON PAPER

Edited by Julie Sylvester. Texts by Roland Barthes and Simon Schama. Foreword by Adam D. Weinberg.

D.A.P./SCHIRMER/MOSEL

ISBN: 9781933045177 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 2/15/2005
Out of print | Not Available


Cy Twombly: Fifty Years Of Works On Paper

CY TWOMBLY: FIFTY YEARS OF WORKS ON PAPER

Foreword by Mikhail Piotrovsky. Introduction by Simon Schama.

D.A.P./SCHIRMER/MOSEL

ISBN: 9781891024849 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 10/2/2003
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Cy Twombly At Inverleith House Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

CY TWOMBLY AT INVERLEITH HOUSE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH

Afterword By Mark Francis.

GAGOSIAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880154847 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 3/2/2003
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Cy Twombly: Lepanto

CY TWOMBLY: LEPANTO

Essays by Richard Howard and Kirk Varnedoe.

GAGOSIAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880154700 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 5/2/2002
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Cy Twombly: Catalogue Raisonne Of Sculpture

CY TWOMBLY: CATALOGUE RAISONNE OF SCULPTURE

Edited by Nicola Del Roscio. Essay by Arthur Danto.

SCHIRMER/MOSEL

ISBN: 9783888148750 | US $225.00

Pub Date: 10/2/2001
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Cy Twombly: Coronation Of Sesostris

CY TWOMBLY: CORONATION OF SESOSTRIS

Edited by Donald Kennison. Essay by David Shapiro.

GAGOSIAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880154458 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 6/2/2001
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Cy Twombly

CY TWOMBLY

Artwork by Cy Twombly. Edited by Christian Klemm. Text by Katharina Schmidt.

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783775709163 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 7/2/2000
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