RIP Cy Twombly 1928-2011

07/05/2011 § Leave a comment

The Post-War art giant Cy Twombly died today in Rome. He was 83 years old. The painter and sculptor was one of my favorite active living artists. His body of work has had a tremendous impact on my overall personal aesthetic.

Larry Gagosian said: “The art world has lost a true genius and a completely original talent, and for those fortunate enough to have known him, a great human being. We will not soon see a talent of such amazing scope and intensity. Even though Cy might have been regarded as reclusive, he didn’t retreat to an ivory tower. He was happy to remain connected and live in the present. Despite his increasing fame, he never lost the playfulness and sense of humor that was his true nature and, more importantly, he retained his humility. For me personally, it is an incredibly sad day and my thoughts are with Cy’s family and close friends.”

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