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Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons

Publisher: London and New York: Tate Modern and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781933045887
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112159



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Green cloth-covered boards with title stamped in gray on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Paintings, drawings and sculpture by Cy Twombly. Essays by Richard Shiff and Tacita Dean. Conversation with Twombly by Nicholas Serota. Catalogue and chronology by Nicholas Cullinan. Includes a bibliography, list of works and an index. Designed by Peter B. Willberg assisted by Rory McCartney at Clarendon Road Studio, London. 272 pp. (including 6 two-page gatefolds), with 154 four-color plates and additional illustrations finely printed in Italy by Mondadori. 11-3/4 x 10 inches. Published on the occasion of a major traveling exhibition organized by the Tate Modern.


Fine in Fine dust jacket.


From the publisher: "A serious comprehensive overview of Cy Twombly's art has been much in demand for many years, and in this publication we at last have one. Accompanying a major touring retrospective to mark Twombly's eightieth year, it surveys a vast output of paintings, drawings and sculpture by an artist whose indifference to supposed distinctions between Pop and abstraction, between writing, drawing and painting, and between literature and art had, for many years, brought his work severe neglect. Twombly's art upsets the prudish purist with its hybridism; as he declares, 'I'm not a pure; I'm not an abstractionist completely. There has to be a history behind the thought.' For Twombly, this history entails a wealth of literary and mythic allusion and an openness to all kinds of forms. Alongside contributions from Richard Shiff, Nicolas Cullinan and Tacita Dean, this essential volume also presents a rare and revealing interview with the artist by Nicholas Serota, an illustrated chronology, an exhibition history and an extensive biography. It will be the most thorough examination of the life and work of this extraordinary artist for years to come."