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Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly’s highly celebrated large-scale paintings incorporate abstract, expressive ingredients, including his signature scrawled and scribbled lines, cheeky representational elements, such as penises, and textual components, e.g. passages from the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. The artist was born in Lexington, Virginia in 1928, and studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Students League of New York, and Black Mountain College, North Carolin, among other places. In 1957, Twombly moved to Italy, where he lived until his death in 2011. During his lifetime, the artist was awarded the Golden Lion at the 49th Venice Biennale and a Légion d’Honneur by the French government. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a permanent installation of his 10-part suite Fifty Days at Iliam, 1978, based on The Iliad. Many other institutions hold Twombly’s important work in their collections, including The Menil Collection, Houston, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Modern, London.

Selected Works


"Audible Presence" Echoes At Dominique Lévy

March 22, 2017

Dominique Lévy brings together the romantic abstractions of Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana, and Cy Twombly with "Audible Presence."


Selected Press

T The New York Times Style Magazine | Returning, Again, to American Drawing in the 1960s

January 27, 2016

An installation view of “Drawing Then: Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of the Sixties.” …

Kunstzeitung | Konkurrenz oder willkommene Ergänzung?

January 31, 2014

Im Dezember feierte die Paul Kasmin Gallery das Jubiläum von Constantin Brancusis erstem Auftritt in …

LA Times | Moving sound to anywhere but the concert hall

December 28, 2013

NEW YORK — This has been the season of the concert hall. The one named after Walt Disney turned 10. …

The New York Times | ‘Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly’

November 1, 2013

A beautiful show of often little-known works by three revered artists, all of whom exaggerated or abused …

The New York Times | Paola Pivi - ‘Ok, you are better than me, so what?’; ‘Audible Presence’

October 17, 2013

There are several ways to describe the frisson between the shows with which Galerie Perrotin, of Paris, …

Blouin Artinfo | “Audible Presence” Echoes At Dominique Lévy

October 14, 2013

For the inaugural exhibition at Dominique Lévy’s new gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the …

Haute Living | Haute Event: Dominique Lévy Celebrates New Gallery

October 7, 2013

Connoisseur, collector, advisor, and gallerist Dominique Lévy is admired internationally as a leading …

The New York Times | Shhh. Silence Being Observed.

October 4, 2013

There’s been a lot of noise about silence lately. Last month, art and music lovers poured into an Upper …

New Yorker | Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly

October 1, 2013

This seductive show, the gallery’s first, borrows its title from Klein’s description of his rarely …

The Daily Beast | Woman as Fancy Slit?

September 26, 2013

This is “Spatial Concept: Portrait of Iris Clert”, painted by Lucio Fontana in 1961 and now on loan …

Art Observerd | New York: “Audible Presence: Fontana Klein Twombly” at Dominique Lévy Through November 16th, 2013

September 26, 2013

Twenty minutes of continuous, monotone sound, followed by twenty minutes of absolute silence

Purple FR | Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly at Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York

September 23, 2013

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Vogue | Two Art Shows Featuring Works by Paola Pivi, Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana, and Cy Twombly

September 20, 2013

“I love bears” Paola Pivi explained on the opening day of her new Galerie Perrotin on Madison and …

The Daily Beast | A Silence Worth 1,000 Pictures

September 19, 2013

This untitled blue monochrome, painted by Yves Klein in 1956, is just a standin for another, unreproducible …

Animal New York | Hear Last Night's Yves Klein Monotone-Silence Symphony Performance

September 19, 2013

Last evening at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, an orchestra and a chorus performed Yves Klein’s …

The New York Times | The Storm Before the Calm: Strange Sounds Emerge From ‘Monotone-Silence Symphony’

September 19, 2013

I thought I heard bagpipes. I thought I heard snippets of Philip Glass’s “1000 Airplanes on the Roof.” …

Observer | ‘This Symphony Does Not Exist’: At Dominique Lévy’s Performance of Yves Klein’s ‘Monotone-Silence’

September 19, 2013

There are many ways to open a new gallery. On Tuesday night, the irrepressible Frenchman Emmanuel Perrotin …

The Styley | Audible Prescence at Dominique Levy

September 18, 2013

Does anyone remember the Rag & Bone outpost on Madison and East 73rd Street? I do, and fondly.

Interview Magazine | An Audible Presence in New York

September 18, 2013

Imagine 20 minutes of a blaring single note, emitted in unison by a symphony and a choir. Imagine it …

DuJour | Yves Klein Uptown Moment

September 18, 2013

When she was just 13 years old, in the late 70s, Swiss born New York gallerist Dominique Levy was given …

SFAQ | Review: “Audible Presence”, Fontana, Klein, Twombly at Dominique Lévy, New York.

September 17, 2013

The glamorous “L” of L&M Arts has just opened the first show of her new eponymous gallery Dominique …

whitewall | Top Exhibitions Opening This Week

September 17, 2013

Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly: “Audible Presence” at Dominique Lévy Gallery September 18 …

The New York Times | A Sound, Then Silence

September 17, 2013

The sound, a D major chord produced by an orchestra and a chorus, begins abruptly, full force, and fills …

Departures Magazine | Two New York Gallery Shows Not to Miss

September 16, 2013

In 1960 Yves Klein debuted his 40-Minute-Monotone-Symphony, a single toned work conceived 13 years earlier …

Art in America | Dominique Lévy Launches Upper East Side Venue

September 16, 2013

Dealer Dominique Lévy had been searching without success for Upper East Side real estate for her new …

The Village Voice | Art Fall Picks 2013

September 4, 2013

In 1971, L.A. artist Chris Burden spent five days jammed inside a school locker. Later that year, he …

Architectural Digest | Emmanuel Perrotin and Dominique Levy Create Manhattan's Newest Contemporary Art Destination

August 31, 2013

The most anticipated gallery opening of New York’s young fall season is actually a two-for-one.

Artdaily | Dominique Levy to inaugurate new gallery with masterworks by Fontana, Klein, and Twombly

August 5, 2013

Dominique Levy announced her gallery’s new home in New York City and the inaugural exhibition Inaudible …

Bloomberg | Million-Dollar Art Not for Sale by Stella, Twombly

May 9, 2012

The Twombly works are not for sale. Neither art the Frank Stella paintings in the museum-like show conceived …

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