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Cy Twombly: Souvenirs of Time


Gagosian / Rome / Art

Cy Twombly’s large and sometimes large-scale scribble paintings inspired Anselm Kiefer, Francesco Clemente, and Julian Schnabel. His sculptures leaned into mythology, incorporating erotic and corporeal symbols. Twombly was also a dedicated photographer, active from the early 1950s when he was a student at Black Mountain College, clicking away in black and white. He focused on fine detail and composition, and liked to shoot interiors. Twombly later moved on to brightly colored Polaroids, enlarging images through a color dry-print process. This exhibition features photographs of studio interiors, taken from the 1950s through the 2000s. They offer a window into Twombly’s chaotic studio practice on Fulton Street in New York, and also his studios in Lexington, Virginia, and Italy. —E.C.

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