The Museum of Modern Art Presents Recently Aquired Works by Cy Twombly


NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art presents Cy Twombly: Sculpture, an exhibition of seven sculptures recently acquired from the artist’s collection, ranging in date from 1954 to 2005. These sculptures, the first by Twombly to enter the Museum’s collection, is on view from May 20 through October 3, 2011. Cy Twombly: Sculpture is organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art. Twombly’s sculptures are an integral but little known aspect of his practice over the course of the last six decades. These works are generally made from found materials, plaster, wood, and white paint, and their humble origins remain readily evident in the finished works. Most are intimate in scale, because it is important to the artist that he be able to manipulate the works himself in the studio. The place where a work is made is significant for Twombly; he cre