Cy Twombly passed away
Cy Twombly, born in 1928, died on 5 July, after a long illness.
The American artist, who lived in Rome since the 1950s, is one of the greatest artists of our time. As a painter he was famous for his large abstracts with words and graffiti-type elements. He often quoted poets and was inspired by ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Twombly was also a sculptor and photographer and is represented in the collections of all major museums.
Moderna Museet has prints by Twombly (thanks to the New York Collection for Stockholm 1973) and Roman Notes, crayon and acrylic on paper, from 1970, donated to the museum by Anna-Stina Malmborg-Höglund in connection with Moderna Museet’s 50th Anniversary.
Cy Twombly was looking forward to this autumn’s major exhibition, Turner, Monet, Twombly: Late Paintings, co-organised by Moderna Museet, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Tate Liverpool. The exhibition focuses on late works by the three artists, who shared a radical and intense style of painting. Cy Twombly was deeply involved in the exhibition theme throughout the long planning phase, and generously put his own works at the disposal of the exhibition.
Ann-Sofi Noring, co-director of Moderna Museet
Turner, Monet, Twombly: Late Paintings