MoMA Acquires Important Group of Paintings and Sculptures by Cy Twombly

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Museum of Modern Art will acquire two landmark paintings from the 1950s and a group of seven sculptures ranging in date from 1954 to 2005 by Cy Twombly, widely regarded as one of today’s most important living artists, announces MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry. All of the works are from the artist’s personal collection, and the sculptures will be the first by Twombly to enter MoMA’s collection. With these additions to the eight paintings and numerous works on paper by Twombly, the Museum will immeasurably strengthen its holdings of works by Twombly, representing all six decades of the artist’s career. The nine works will be exhibited together in the Museum from May 20 to October 3, 2011. “It has long been a priority for the Museum to build an in-depth collection of Twombly’s work, and the addition of these two major paintings and seven sculptures make a powerful statement about a t