Cy Twombly

The Pavilions, Room 11

Though perhaps best known for his paintings, Cy Twombly (b. 1928, d. 2011) developed a singular body of sculpture over the course of his career. These sculptures are composed using everyday materials such as wood, metal, and found objects, to which he applied a delicate and unifying layer of white paint. The resulting group of works appear not as a series but, individually, as a metamorphosis of material. Selected in collaboration with the artist before his death, this group of five sculptures including Untitled, Lexington, 1951; Cycnus, Rome, 1978; Anabasis, Bassano in Teverina, 1980; Thicket, Formia-Roma, 1981; and Thicket, Gaeta, 1991; together represent the elegant yet idiosyncratic breadth of Twombly’s sculptural practice.


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    • Thicket,</i> Gaeta
      Cy Twombly
      Thicket, Gaeta, 1991
      On View Twombly 1991
    • Thicket,</i> Formia-Roma
      Cy Twombly
      Thicket, Formia-Roma, 1981
      On View Twombly 1981
    • Orpheus (Du Unendliche Spur), </i>Rome
      Cy Twombly
      Orpheus (Du Unendliche Spur), Rome, 1979
      On View Twombly 1979
    • Cycnus,</i> Rome
      Cy Twombly
      Cycnus, Rome, 1978
      On View Twombly 1978
    • Untitled,</i> Lexington
      Cy Twombly
      Untitled, Lexington, 1951
      On View Twombly 1951