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Five Greek Poets and a Philosopher

Cy Twombly

Shapero Modern




Edition Size: 40

Sheet Size: 50 x 65 cm


Condition: Excellent

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Complete set of seven lithographs with embossment, 1978, on Richard de Bas mould-made paper, initialed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 40 verso, printed by Matthieu Studio, Zurich-Deilsdorf, published by Propylaen Verlag, sheet 50 x 65cm (19¾ x 25½ in).


The Artist

Cy Twombly

Recipient of the Golden Lion in the Venice Biennale of 2001, Cy Twombly (born Edwin Parker and then renamed ‘Cy’ by his father, an athletics teacher and avid fan of Cyclone Young, a celebrated baseball pitcher of the late nineteenth century). Although he can be included in Abstract Expressionism, his legacy remains rather singular and unclassifiable. When he was 14, he was trained in drawing by Pierre Dura and along with his spiritual father, Nicholas Poussin, they reinvented classical antiquity. In his early years, he was influenced by Kurt Schwitters’ Dadaism and Chaim Soutine’s Expressionism, while he also followed the work of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. His close friendship with Robert Rauschenberg defined his artistic career.

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