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Silex Scintillans by CY TWOMBLY
CY TWOMBLY

(AMERICAN, 1928 - 2011)

Silex Scintillans

1981


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LOT #6

MAY 18, 2017

Sotheby's, New York

Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Sale n09761)


Silex Scintillans Regular price: $179.99 $ 8,337,500 USD Premium8,337,500 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

oil, wax crayon, colored pencil and graphite on paper, in 3 parts

Measurements:

39.25 in. (99.70 cm.) (height) by 27.76 in. (70.50 cm.) (width)

Size Notes:

left; center sheet 148.9 by 132.1 cm.; right sheet 99.7 by 70.5 cm.

Markings:

signed with initials, dated July 14, 81 and numbered on the center sheet; titled and numbered on the left sheet; numbered on the right sheet

Exhibited:

Cologne, Galerie Karsten Greve, . Cy Twombly: Arbeiten Auf Papier, 1981-82 , June - July 1982, n.p., nos. 36-38, illustrated in color. Helsinki, The Art Museum of the Ateneum, . Ars 83 Helskinki , October - December 1983, no. 185. Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, . Cy Twombly , September - November 1984, pp. 128-129, no. 56, illustrated in color. Madrid, Fundacion Caja de Pensiones,. Italia Aperta , May - July 1985, pp. 134-136, no. 57, illustrated. Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich; Madrid, Palacio de Velazquez and Palacio de Cristal; London, Whitechapel Art Gallery; Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle; and Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, . Cy Twombly: Paintings, Works on Paper, Sculpture , February 1987 - April 1988, pp. 154-155, no. 100, illustrated in color (Zurich), pp. 158-159, no. 100, illustrated in color (Madrid), pp. 170-171, no. 90, illustrated in color (London, Düsseldorf and Paris

Literature:

Exh. Cat., Berlin, Nationalgalerie Berlin Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, . Positionen heutiger Kunst , 1988, p. 141, illustrated. Demosthenes Davvetas, 'Cy Twombly - Writing the Living,' . Aspects of Modern Art (Art & Design Profile) , 1989, illustrated in color on the inside back cover (center panel). Exh. Cat., Houston, The Menil Collection (and travelling), . Cy Twombly , 1989, pp. 29-30 (text). Yvon Lambert, . Catalogue raisonné des oeuvres sur papier de Cy Twombly, Vol. VII, 1977-1982 , Milan, 1991, no. 127 (a, b, c), p. 122, illustrated, p. 123, illustrated (left and right panels), and p. 124, illustrated in color (center panel). Nicola del Roscio, ed., . Cy Twombly: Drawings, Catalogue Raisonné Vol. 7 1980-1989 , Munich, 2017, p. 77, no. 71, illustrated in color

Provenance:

Private Collection, Germany. Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne. Private Collection, United States (acquired from the above). Sotheby's, New York, November 14, 2000, Lot 38 (consigned by the above). Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London. Private Collection. Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne. Private Collection. Acquired by the present owner from the above in 2008


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