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Cy Twombly

United States (Lexington 1928 -  2011 ) Wikipedia® : Cy Twombly
TWOMBLY Cy  Natural History Part I Mushrooms

Palais Dorotheum /Nov 23, 2017
4,000.00 - 6,000.00
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Cy Twombly - Untitled

Cy Twombly - Untitled

Original 1963
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Lot number: 98
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Cy Twombly (American, 1928-2011) Untitled (not in Bastian) Aquatint with openbite, 1963, on BFK Rives paper, signed, dated, titled 'DELITER' ? and inscribed E.A. in pencil, an artist's proof of this apparently unrecorded print, with wide margins, some pale foxing, otherwise in good condition Plate 272 x 568mm., Sheet 500 x 648mm.
Cy Twombly - Natural History Part I

Cy Twombly - Natural History Part I

Original 1974
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Lot number: 120
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Cy Twombly (1928 - 2011) Lot 120: CY TWOMBLY (1928 - 2011) | Natural History Part I: No. V (Bastian 46) Description: Lithograph printed in colors with grano-lithograph, collotype and photochrome with collage and handcoloring, 1974, initialed in pencil and numbered 73/98 (total edition includes 17 artist's proofs), on Rives Couronne rag paper, with the blindstamp of the printer, Matthieu Studio, Zürich, published by Propyläen Verlag, Berlin, framed Dimensions: sheet: 758 by 560 mm 29 3/4 by 22 in
Cy Twombly - Portrait Of Henry Heymann

Cy Twombly - Portrait Of Henry Heymann

Original 1956
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Lot number: 69025
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Description: Cy Twombly (American, 1928-2011) Portrait of Henry Heymann, 1956 Oil and graphite on canvas 45 x 33 inches (114.3 x 83.8 cm) PROVENANCE: The artist; Henry Heymann, present owner, acquired from the above in 1956. EXHIBITED: Washington and Lee University, Lexington City, Virginia, 2017. NOTE: This work is accompanied by a letter to Henry Heymann from the artist. The story of Cy Twombly and Henry Heymann starts in 1955 in Lexington, Virginia. A young art teacher at Southern Seminary Women's College, Twombly had studied at the Black Mountain School alongside Robert Rauschenberg and was poised to become an prominent painter in Leo Castelli's stable. Heymann was a bright Washington and Lee University undergraduate destined for Yale Drama School, a career launch as the set designer for the fledgling Santa Fe Opera, and the set manager for Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft's opera troupe on tour through Europe. The bond between Twombly and Heymann was instantaneous, inevitable, and lasted for years. Both men grew up in insular Southern communities. Twombly's father, an athletic coach at Washington and Lee, had his family live near the campus in Lexington, Virginia. Heymann, the beloved only child of a New Orleans mercantile family, attended the Isadore Newman School and apprenticed with artist George Dureau before heading off to Virginia. Both men were encouraged by their families to pursue artistic careers beyond Lexington and New Orleans. New York City was an obvious destination. Twombly had established his name there. Heymann aspired to do the same. This portrait, with sensitive facial details such as an expressive mouth and soulful eyes that engage the viewer, leaves no doubt about Twombly's mastery of naturalistic drawing. Beyond the face, the sitter's body deconstructs from classically modeled form in the torso to exuberant and gestural marks at the extremities. While the portrait certainly looks like young Henry Heymann, the painting is actually about Twombly's brush on the canvas. Possible precedents for this portrait are notable. Willem de Kooning's portrait of his wife, Elaine de Kooning, (c. 1940) and Arshile Gorky's portrait of this mother (c. 1942) famously explore the tension between the creation of a life-like rendering and the existential act of making a mark on paper or canvas. Like Gorky and de Kooning before him, Twombly used the face and body of an intimate as a starting point for his own exploration of the act of painting. Executed in 1956, this portrait sits at a pivotal moment in Twombly's personal life, as well as in his artistic evolution. The following year, Twombly married Italian Baroness Tatiana Franchetti and moved to Rome, where he fully developed his signature sgraffito style. Included with this lot is a 1958 letter in Twombly's distinctive hand to Heymann in New Orleans: Dear Henry, How are you and what are you doing? I'm in the hospital a few weeks so have no need for a fun letter. I hope you are at Yale and doing many things. Do write me and send your address. Tell me of Glen, etc. I have a show here the first of next month. Have been in Rome a year with a large flat overlooking the Coliseum. Want to go to Greece this summer. Do you think you might come over? Will not likely go to the States in Sept. Fondly, Cy Indeed, Heymann did visit Twombly at the flat in Rome several times and kept this portrait dear until its auction offering now. HID04901242017
Cy Twombly -  Natural History Part I Mushrooms

Cy Twombly - Natural History Part I Mushrooms

Original 1974
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Lot number: 536
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Cy Twombly * (Lexington, Virginia 1928–2011 Rome) Natural History Part I, Mushrooms, 1974, lithograph in colour with heliotype, photochrome print, collages and colour chalk drawing, from the same titled portfolio of ten works; number 18 from an edition of 98, monogrammed C T. Published by Propylaen Verlag, Berlin, 76 x 56 cm, framed Provenance: European Private Collection Literature: H. Bastian Heiner Bastian, Cy Twombly: das Graphische Werk 1953–1984, Munich/New York, 1984, nos. 42–51, pp. 70–77, ill. of the whole portfolio. In 1974 the portfolio Natural History Part I was made. Twombly transfers the collage technique to the complex method of printing. Each of the prints begins with an illustration that Twombly took from a book of mushrooms. Instead of a paradigmatic approach, he arranged the different reproductions from newspapers, photographs, color scale fragments and the like with many references and in often paradox analogies. (Heiner Bastian, from the above mentioned catalogue)
Cy Twombly - Untitled

Cy Twombly - Untitled

Original 1971
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Lot number: 211
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UNTITLED [SIX WORKS] 1928 - 2011 each signed, dated 71 and numbered respectively color lithograph smallest: 21 5/8 by 29 1/2 in. 55 by 74.9 cm. largest: 22 3/8 by 30 1/8 in. 56.8 by 76.5 cm. Provenance Collection of Robert Rauschenberg, Captiva Island Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in February 2011 Exhibited New York, Craig F. Starr Gallery,Cy Twombly Prints, January - February 2011 Literature Heiner Bastian, Ed.,Cy Twombly: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Printed Graphic Work, New York, 1985, cat. nos. 29-34, pp. 58-63, illustrated in color Catalogue Note "Around 1967-1968, Twombly isolated the abstraction of movement, whether at rest or in motion, and its coefficient, space-time; the passionate centrifugal motion of Galatea is transformed into the supreme poetry of movement which intrigued Leonardo throughout his life… It is as if Twombly entered Leonardo\’s mind to envision the affinities between natural and human processes—to see the drawn line, like a natural phenomenon, unfold in space and time." Suzanne Delehanty, "The Alchemy of Mind and Hand" in Nicola del Roscio, Ed.,Writings on Cy Twombly, Munich 2014, p. 68
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