The Cy Twombly Gallery: The Menil Collection, Houston

EditorNicola Del Roscio, Julie SylvesterContribution byPaul Winkler

May 21, 2013|
The Cy Twombly Gallery: The Menil Collection, Houston by Nicola Del Roscio
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A visual celebration of one of the most renowned artists of our time, along with the extraordinary Gallery he helped to create to showcase his work

American artist Cy Twombly (1928–2011) created paintings and sculptures that defied conventional classification. In his works, Twombly incorporated a wide variety of elements, from scrawls and calligraphic marks to text from poetry and mythology. Opening in 1995, the Cy Twombly Gallery at the Menil Collection was designed by Renzo Piano and has become a pilgrimage destination for the artist’s avid admirers. The product of close collaboration between the Menil, Twombly, and the Dia Center for the Arts, the Gallery is one of the most extraordinary representations of any single 20th-century artist. Twombly chose the art that would be featured and worked closely with the builders to create the most appropriate venue for its presentation.

This sumptuous volume showcases thirty-three paintings and eleven sculptures, including an immense 13 x 52–foot painting. Featuring large-scale, close-up details of many of the works, the book looks at paint, plaster, paintings, sculptures, and the “cues” that Twombly gave in his art about this special collection.

Paul Winkler was the director of The Menil Collection when the Cy Twombly Gallery was built. Conservator Carol Mancusi-Ungaro is affiliated with the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art at the Harvard Art Museums and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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Title:The Cy Twombly Gallery: The Menil Collection, Houston
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:222 pages, 11 X 11 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:222 pages, 11 X 11 X 0.98 in
Published:May 21, 2013
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300188585

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