New York: Whitney, 2004. 2nd Edition. Folio, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps, french flaps.
“There are paintings that are excited, possessive, and dogmatic…[Twombly’s] art—and here one finds its morality as well as its extreme historical singularity—desires to take possession of nothing at all.”—Roland Barthes. Revised and expanded second edition of this monograph on influential American artist Cy Twombly, best known for his minimalist drawings and large-scale paintings that blend text, figuration, and rhythmic scratches, published to accompany a retrospective exhibition organized by the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2003 to mark Twombly's 75th birthday, and later brought to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Spanning the years 1953-2002, many of the works were brought together from the artist's studio and had not been previously exhibited. Illustrated with 85 color plates; with critical essays by curator Julie Sylvester, historian and leading art critic Simon Schama, and Roland Barthes's classic essay from 1976 "Non Multa Sed Multum"; appendix includes extensive biographical notes, selected exhibition history, and bibliography. Fine. Item #1982