To celebrate the release of Cy Twombly’s Things, Gagosian Shop will hold a talk and book signing with author Kate Nesin. Cy Twombly (1928-2011) is widely regarded as one of the most influential American artists of the postwar period, yet little is known about his sculptures. From 1946 onward, he made numerous rarely exhibited found-object assemblages, often painted or plastered over with coatings of white. Despite the shifting role of sculpture throughout his lifetime, he maintained a signature, consistent body of work.
In this monograph, Nesin explores the artist’s long engagement with the historical and contemporary limits of sculpture, both as medium and as word. Through Nesin’s close analysis of works and Twombly’s guiding concerns, such as surface, naming, gaps, and repetitions, readers gain great insight into Twombly’s remarkable sculptural practice. Kate Nesin is the the associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago.
by Louise Lui
Image courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
976 Madison Avenue New York
The signing takes place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5.30 pm-6.30 pm at Gagosian Gallery, 976 Madison Avenue, New York
Space is limited