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||Art and erasure of Cy Twombly
||Preface: In the black -- Edwin Parker -- The steps -- Mosaic -- That side of the line -- Proof of life -- The swing -- Franchetti -- Tatia -- Poems to the sea -- The age of Alexander -- Via Monserrato -- Transfixed -- Unmade beds -- Discourses -- Windows -- Nicola -- Exiles -- Chalk -- Shells -- Nini's paintings -- The excerpt -- Bassano -- Interior -- Lotus -- Collaborate -- The waves -- Epitaph -- Menil -- Say goodbye -- Retrospective -- Old dog -- Lexington -- Studio -- Three sculptures -- Late work -- Cuttings -- To hold the tension -- Last words -- Foundation -- The way it ends -- Afterlife.
||"The first book to explore the life of Cy Twombly, one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century. Cy Twombly was a man obsessed with myth and history--including his own. Shuttling between his stunning homes in Italy and the United States, where he perfected his room-size canvases, he managed his public image carefully and rarely gave interviews. Upon first seeing Twombly's remarkable paintings, author Joshua Rivkin became obsessed himself with the mysterious artist, and began chasing every lead, big or small--anything that might illuminate who Twombly really was. Now, after unprecedented archival research and years of interviews, Rivkin has reconstructed Twombly's life, from his time at the legendary Black Mountain College to his canonization in a 1979 Whitney retrospective; from his heady explorations of Rome in the 1950s with Robert Rauschenberg to the ongoing efforts to shape his legacy after his death. Including previously unpublished photographs, 'Chalk' presents a more personal and searching type of biography ... and brings to life a more complex Twombly than we've ever known."-- Publisher's website.
|General note||"First Melville House printing: October 2018"--Title page verso.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 452-466) and index.|
|Issued in other form||Online version: Rivkin, Joshua. Chalk. Brooklyn : Melville House, 2018 9781612197197|