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This lot consists of an ink and acrylic paint illustration on paper, executed in the modern style of minimalist painter Cy Twombly (American,1928-2011). A beautiful array of deep and powerfully expressive strokes. Two scarlet flowers contrast vividly against a fluid background. A testament to the vibrancy and the talent that is so closely associated with Cy Twombly. "Cy Twombly" is hand written at lower right, as well as the handwritten inscription (at top), "10/3/1999". This piece is bold, strong, and expressive. Overall unframed dimensions approximately 15.75" x 12.25".

Reverse side of piece features still more painting, as well as a (largely illegible) inscription which again features the date "1999".

Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly Jr. (April 25, 1928 - July 5, 2011) was an American painter, sculptor and photographer. He belonged to the generation of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Twombly's paintings are predominantly large-scale, freely-scribbled, calligraphic and graffiti-like works on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors. His later paintings and works on paper shifted toward "romantic symbolism", and their titles can be interpreted visually through shapes and forms and words. Twombly often quoted poets such as Stephane Mallarme, Rainer Maria Rilke and John Keats, as well as classical myths and allegories in his works. Examples of this are his Apollo and The Artist and a series of eight drawings consisting solely of inscriptions of the word "VIRGIL".
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Unframed approx. 15.75" x 12.25".

Our April 4th auction includes consignments from both the United States and Europe and is our finest offering of Modern Art to date.

PLEASE NOTE: Lots that do not carry established documented provenance nor any past auction record are described in this catalog as "in the style of". Authentication has not been established nor is it implied. Definition of "in the style of" is as follows:

"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.

Overall good condition. Little to no evidence of age, wear, etc. Image remains bright and clear. Please examine photos for additional detail.
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Cy Twombly (American, 1928-2011) - Mixed Media on Paper

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000Apr 04, 2020
Starting Price $100
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