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Edmund De Waal

Gagosian Gallery, 2012
192 pages
Fully illustrated, colour.
ISBN: 9781935263678

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Gagosian Gallery locations in Beverly Hills, London and New York in 2012, 'Cy Twombly - Photographs' documents the artist's lesser known artworks based on Polaroids, a surprising contrast to his large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic-style graffiti paintings.

These large, blurry colour images of tulips, trees, cemeteries, beaches and various small objects show a different side of Twombly, a more direct visualisation of his relationship with the physical world - and his presence in it - as discerned through his own eyes. The photographs span more than 50 years of his life, their tangible aura engaging both memory and nostalgia.


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