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13.04.2011

 

CY Twombly - Photographs 1951 - 2010 at Museum Brandhorst, Munich

Artist Cy Twombly (*1928, Lexington, Virginia) is primarily famed worldwide for his paintings, drawings and sculptures. His elaborate photographic works have been somewhat neglected.

Now for the first time, a large scale show will present the artist’s unique perspective and variety – with a selection of around 120 photographs from a 60 year body of work.

The exhibition tour kicks off at Museum Brandhorst, which is the first in Europe to provide an elaborate overview of the American artist’s work.

Since May 2009, Udo and Anette Brandhorst’s collection of important works has been open to the public, housed in a building designed by Sauerbruch Hutton.


From the very start of their shared passion for collecting, Udo and Anette Brandhorst’s interest lay in both fine art and literature. They were particularly interested in collaborative works by artists and poets.

They soon surrendered to the beauty of contemporary art. They were especially enamoured with artist collectives in the second half of the twentieth century, as well as international representatives of contemporary art.

With over 60 works by Cy Twombly – paintings, sculptures and drawings – the Brandhorst Collection provides a unique overview of the creative development of this unusual artist, making it the most substantial outside of the USA, on a par with the collection in Houston/Texas.


Cy Twombly Photographien 1951–2010

until 10.07.2011
Kunstareal Munich
Theresienstraße 35 a
80333 Munich

www.museum-brandhorst.de


The book is published by SCHIRMER MOSEL
With an essay by Hubertus von Amelunxen
180 pages, 107 colour plates
ISBN 978-3-8296-0537-3
RRP € 58. –, € (A) 59.70; sFr 81.90

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GoSee ART : CY Twombly

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GoSee ART : CY Twombly

GoSee ART : CY Twombly

GoSee ART : CY Twombly