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Black Mountain, North Carolina, 1951. Photo by Robert Rauschenberg. From ‘Paintings and Sculptures 1951-1953’


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“IT’S MORE LIKE I’M HAVING AN EXPERIENCE THAN MAKING A PICTURE.”

» CY TWOMBLY, 1957 «

“IT DOES NOT ILLUSTRATE. IT IS THE SENSATION OF ITS OWN REALIZATION.”


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Paintings and Sculpture 1951-1953 Sperone Westwater, New York, 1989. First edition limited to 1,500 copies. Quarto. Stiff boards. Light shelf wear, but otherwise a very fine copy. Features 1951 paintings “executed in Lexington, Virginia and Black Mountain, North Carolina, shown in Chicago in the fall of 1951. Five paintings were shown in New York at Samuel Kootz Gallery in December 1951. The 1953 series were painted in New York City after spending a year in Europe and North Africa and were exhibited at the Stable Gallery, New York, together with paintings and sculptures by Robert Rauschenberg in September 1953.” Gorgeous edition includes photos of Twombly by Robert Rauschenberg and a brief introduction by Robert Motherwell.

Cy Twombly Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1966. First Edition. Quarto. Saddle stitched softbound copy in fine condition, only slight shelf wear. An exhibition catalogue of a 1966 show at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Color reproductions and text in Dutch by Paul Wember.


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Die Skulptur / The Sculpture Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2000. First Edition. Large Quarto. Heavy boards with dust jacket, as issued. Slightest wear to corners of dust jacket, otherwise in very fine condition. Published in conjunction with exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum, Basel and The Menil Collection, Houston. A catalogue of 66 sculptures from 19461998. Preface by Katharina Schmidt and Paul Winkler. Very thorough investigations into Twombly’s sculptural oeuvre and his idiosyncratic approach of combining classical techniques with the use of found objects.


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Cy Twombly and Jean-Michel Basquiat - Paintings and Works on Paper

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, 2004. First Edition. Quarto. Very fine condition. “And you who judge should have high hopes for death, as nothing bad can come to a good man, whether he lives or dies.” - Plato, Socrates’ Apology Slim and stylish exhibition catalogue for a 2004 show at Los Angeles’ Michael Kohn Gallery. An examination of the relationship between the works of Twombly and Basquiat, Twombly’s greatly gifted and much younger admirer. The show takes into strong consideration the use of words throughout each artist’s works. Includes a thoughtful introductory essay by Francesco Pellizi.


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Oeuvres de 1973-1983 Capc Musee d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, 1984. First edition. Quarto. Soft bound with dust jacket. Text in French. Fine condition. Exhibition catalogue of Twombly’s ’73 – ’83 works. Illustrated in color with full page as well as accordian style fold-outs. Book is divided into five parts with all paintings inspired by Greek and Roman mythology.

Paintings, Drawings, Constructions Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 1975. First edition. Oblong Quarto. Softbound. Very fine condition. Exhibition catalogue for a 1975 show at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia as well as the San Francisco Museum of Art. A comprehensive survey of Twombly’s work and also contains an extensive essay interlaced throughout the pages by Heiner Bastian.


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Lepanto – A Painting In Twelve Parts

Gagosian Gallery, New York, 1973, First Edition. Oblong Folio. Linen wrapped heavy boards. Very fine condition. An incredibly beautifully designed and printed oversized hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with the 2001 Venice Biennale showing of Cy Twombly’s twelve-panel “Lepanto” paintings, first exhibited in Venice, The “Lepanto were inspired by the 1571 sea battle which rescued Europe from the Ottoman empire. It was there that the Turkish fleet was destroyed by European forces led by the Venetians, and Cervantes lost an eye”.


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Works On Paper The Pace Gallery, New York, 1988. First Edition. Quarto. Softbound in fine condition. Published to coincide with a January, 1988 exhibition of Twombly’s paper works. 22 pieces in all, 18 in color.

Works From The Sonnabend Collection Eykyn – Maclean, New York, London, 2012. First Edition. Quarto. Stiff cloth covered boards with the title inscribed along with dust jacket. Like new. This collection of Twombly brings together all eleven works by the artist from the collection of legendary gallerist and collector Ileana Sonnabend, many which have never before been publicly exhibited. The connection between Twombly and Sonnabend came through mutual friendships with Robert Rauschenberg. Also includes texts by Annie Cohen-Solal and James Lawrence alongside great photos of Twombly, himself.


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Catalogue raisonné des oeuvres sur papier Multhipla edizioni, Milan, 1991. Folio. Cloth-coveredboards (hardcover) with embossed lettering, includes dust jacket, as issued. Very fine condition. Catalogue raisonné of Twombly’s works on paper from 1977 – 1982. Twombly works on paper are transcriptions of states of clarity and of swiftly passing pleasure. “He sets his hand to a sheet of paper as a way of trying to reach them, making an appeal by invoking his own forgotten names. The results can be exhibited, arranging them like so any scores, like intervals of resonance.”

Galerie Karsten Greve Galerie Karsten Greve, Köln, 1984. Number 997 in a first edition of 2000. Small Quarto. Simple hardcover binding with illustrated boards. Text in German. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from January 27-March 25, 1984, this survey includes fifteen lushly reproduced images of some of the artist’s most dense drawings on paper. All images in color. Includes an exhibition checklist.


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Castelli Gallery Poster

Framed, 17.75” X 23.75”, offset color lithograph, 1968


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Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volumes I-IV

Schirmer Mosel, Munich, 1996 Boxed Set. 4 volumes. 1206 pages with 580 full-page color plates. Large quarto. Cloth covered stiff boards in slipcase. Now issued as a boxed set, this monumental overview is the definitive work on Twombly’s ast and present paintings.


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Galerie Karsten Greve Poster Framed, 27.4” X 32.5”, 1977

Signed Kestner Gallery Poster Unframed, 19.5” X 27.5”, 1976


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Cy Twombly: A Retrospective Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1994. Oblong Quarto. Stiff boards with cloth covering. Dust jacket, as issued. Excellent condition. Exhibition catalogue for a 1994 MOMA Twombly retrospective. Much is stressed on the contrasts between Twombly’s connection to his home in the South and Rome, where Twombly spent most of the rest of his life. Very thorough text by Kirk Varnedoe. Includes works never seen outside of Twombly’s studio along with a dozen sculptures and more.

24 Short Pieces Schirmer / Mosel, Munich, 1989, First Edition in German with English translation. Large Quarto. Stiff cloth boards with dust jacket, as issued. Very fine condition. Originally shown at the Kunsthaus Zürich, 24 Short Pieces were all made in Castel Gardena, Santa Christana, in the north of Italy. The totality of the works here come to represent a journey through a landscape of changing seasons, assuming their own reality with flowing transitions between memory and projection. Includes an introduction by Heiner Bastian.


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Bolsena Gagosian Gallery, New York, 1990. First Edition of 2000. Quarto. Stiff boards in very fine condition, only slight shelf wear. “Great works of art are those which, in their most critical challenge, afford happiness.” - Adorno Published to coincide with the Gagosian Gallery exhibition of his work from December 12, 1989 to January 20,1990 with an introduction by Heiner Bastian. These eight pictures were painted by by Twombly in the summer of 1969 - overlooking the town of Bolsena in Italy. Evoking a sense of a new yet estranged sensuality, these paintings cement Cy Twombly as a timeless figure.

Cy Twombly Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich, 2007. Quarto. Softbound, like new. Beautiful exhibition catalogue of late Twombly works – vertical paintings as well as watercolors, all painted in Twombly’s hometown of Lexington, Virginia. In these mostly red toned pictures, Twombly’s paint is “trickling among the lines, like the passing of time.”


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Bilder 1953-1972 Kunsthalle Bern, München, 1973, First Edition. Oblong Quarto. Softbound in very fine condition. Exhibition catalogue with black and white reproductions of a 1973 show at Kunstalle Bern. Introduction in German by Carlo Huber and Michael Petzet.

Paintings Stephen Mazoh Gallery, New York, 1983. First Edition. Quarto. Softbound. Slightly soft edges of cover corners, else a fine copy. An exhibition catalogue of a 1983 showing at Stephen Mazoh Gallery in New York City with an introduction by Marjorie Welish. In a complimentary pursuit, Twombly has created art in which mental activity ceded to manual dexterity, the skill involved with learning how to write. What is remarkable about Twombly is how well he has empowered the mark with a capacity to delineate as well as embody the flux of visual expression.


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Sèries Sobre Paper 1959-1987 Fundacio Caixa de Pensions and Bonn: Stadtisches Kunstmuseum, Barcelona, 1987. Quarto. Hardbound with illustrated boards. No dust jacket, as issued. Very fine condition. A comprehensive exhibition catalogue consisting of approximately 150 works, complete between 1959 and 1987. “With its vitalism and refinement, its tension and evocation, its insolence and lyricism, the work of Cy Twombly -bridging the distance between two continents- attains a complexity which makes it difficult to classify.” Includes texts in Spanish and English by Katharina Schmidt.

XI Recent Works Sperone-Westwater-Fischer, 1982. Number 476 in a first edition of 1000. Octavo. Softbound in fine condition. Very nicely designed catalog from Sperone Westwater Fischer, this book illustrates works that Twombly completed in the summer of 1981 at Bassano in Teverina, Italy. Printed by Litografia Bruni, Rome. Works are illustrated in full page as well as accordian style fold-outs.


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Paintings and Drawings 1952-1984 Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, 1984. First Edition. Quarto. Softbound in very fine condition. An exhibition catalogue of a 1984 show at Hirschl & Adler Modern. 23 color illustrations of Twombly paintings and drawings, including three collages.

Cy Twombly Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, 1986. First Edition. Quarto. Softbound in very fine condition. An exhibition of a 1986 Twombly show at Hirschl & Adler Modern. An American in Italy and the odd man out in the trio of himself, Rauschenberg and Johns, Cy Twombly’s work creates an important bridge between American and European contemporary art. Introduction by Roberta Smith.


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The Menil Collection - Signed Copy

Houston Fine Art Press, Houston, 1990. Signed First Edition copy. Quarto. Hard cover with heavy white boards. Dustjacket, as issued. Very fine condition. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from The Menil Collection, Houston TX September 8, 1989 - March 4, 1990, this book focuses on the seminal early 1950’s works by Twombly. Twombly’s paintings and sculptures are examined within the context of his encounter with Robert Rauschenberg, his time spent at Black Mountain College and his departure from the United States. Introduction by Katharina Schmidt.


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Coronation of Sesostris Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2001. First Edition. Oblong Quarto. Hardcover with stiff boards in pictorial wrappers. No dust jacket, as issued. Twombly has taken the Egyptian theme out of the vitrine and curiosa cabinet and set it into our most poignant private space… The Coronation or Solar Voyage is a kind of march from the morning. It begins with a gigantic crayon sun as helplessly infantine as one could imagine, with an unimaginable audacity… What a painter Twombly is, to make a circle weep, to make the hero of his very physical mental journey, an outline of an archaic glyph that means nothing to almost all. Frank O’Hara summed up this collusion with the refraction: “Maybe they’re wounds but maybe they’re rubies / each painful as the sun.” John Cage always said that those who loved music preferred the softest sounds. That is a good practical reason to praise the soft refulgence of this luminist of our late empire. – David Shapiro

Katalog IV Galerie Karsten Greve, Köln, 1984. Number 997 in a first edition of 2000. Small Quarto. Simple hardcover binding with illustrated boards. Text in German. Published on the occasion of the Galerie Karsten Greve exhibition from January 27-March 25, 1984, this survey includes fifteen lushly reproduced images of some of the artist’s most dense drawings on paper. All images in color. Includes an exhibition checklist.


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Paintings / Works on Paper / Sculpture

Whitechapel Art Gallery and Prestel Verlag, London, 1987. First edition, English. Large Quarto. Hardcover with dust jacket, 240 pages. Catalogue for the first large-scale Twombly retrospective held in 1987 – 1988, which traveled around Europe (Düsseldorf, Madrid, Zürich and London). Traces the development of Twombly’s painting and work on paper. Also includes an extensive collection of his noless remarkable sculptures. Seminal texts by Roland Barthes (a reprint of a famous text written in 1978 for the Whitney exhibition in NYC), Harald Szeemann, Roberta Smith, Pierre Restany, among others.


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Galerie Karsten Greve Invitation - 8.5” X 6.25”, 2011

The Menil Collection Press Release, 11” x 11”,

MOMA Retrospective Opening Invitation,

1990

6” X 9”, 1994


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Framed Hand Written Lepanto Letter - 10.75” X 11.25”

MOMA Retrospective Fold-Out Program, 5.25” X

Menil Collection Four Panel Fold-Out Poster,

8.5” vfolded, 1994

22.5” X 10.5” unfolded, 1990


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