The exhibition on the great artist arrives at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna after Tate Modern in London and the Guggenheim in Bilbao. The artist is internationally famous for his abstract paintings and works on paper.
Closely linked to the major travelling exhibition, this catalogue retraces Twombly’s entire career, focusing on his paintings, drawings and sculptures. Cy Twombly (1928) is one of the leading figures in the generation of American artists that comprises Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. Like them, he soon left America to live and work in Italy (1957), where he drew constant inspiration from the culture, history of art and literature. Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, Richard Shiff, Nicholas Cullinan and the artist Tacita Dean make contributions to the book, which includes an exceptional interview with the artist, an illustrated chronology, a full list of exhibitions and an annotated bibliography. The combination of essays and illustrations will make this an outstanding reference monograph for years to come.