Cy Twombly, 1963, Alternate Projects

Twombly, 1963
Exhibition catalogue, La Tartaruga gallery, Rome. Soft cover, stapled, unpaginated.
10 3/8h x 8w in


Cy Twombly (1928-2011) was an American painter, sculptor and photographer who is recognized for his uniquely characteristic painting style of expressive drips and active, scribbled, and scratched lines. Emerging in the 1950s, at the same time as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, his work defies specific categorization and is instead linked to a broad range of styles and movements from Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Minimalism, Conceptual Art to Neo-Expressionism. 
 “My line is childlike but not childish,” he once said. “It is very difficult to fake…to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child's line. It has to be felt.”