Cy Twombly is celebrated in Paris with a major retrospective staged at the Centre Pompidou and running until 24 April 2017. Organized in collaboration with the Cy Twombly Foundation, its president, Nicola Del Roscio, the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio in Gaeta, and thanks to the support of the artist’s son, Alessandro Twombly, this fantastic show features loans from both international private and public collections.
Curated by Jonas Storsve, the exhibition is divided into three main sections – Nine Discourses on Commodus (1963), Fifty Days at Iliam (1978) and Coronation of Sesostris (2000) – that explore Twombly’s relationship with Paris, the concepts of time, friendships (Rauschenberg, Basquiat etc.) and his affinities with poetry and Greek mythology. It covers the artist’s entire oeuvre with around 140 works including the full spectrum of media: paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs. The selection includes many of Twombly’s iconic works, several of them never previously exhibited in France.
From the first graphic expressions as a young artist to the success as a real master, the exhibition is a must-see.