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R.I.P. Cy Twombly

Hero and Leandro 1984 (Apainting in Four Parts) Part I, 1984 oil, house paint, paint stick on canvas 66 x 78 7/8 in. (167.6 x 200 cm) Framed caption: ‘he’s gone | up bubbles | all his amorous breadth’ Courtesy of Cy Twombly Gallery, The Menil Collection Houston

Cy Twombly, renowned for his large scale canvases with childlike scribbles, passed away Tuesday this week in hospital in Rome, at the age of 83.

As one of the most prominent American artists in the post war era, Twombly was an instrumental figure in pushing painting beyond the confines of Abstract Expressionism, along with Jasper Jones, Robert Rauschenberg and Ellsworth Kelly.
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