P07581 [from] NATURAL HISTORY PART I (MUSHROOMS) 1974 [P07573-P07582; complete]
All inscribed ‘CT’ bottom right and ‘77/98’
Ten lithographs with collage, printed at Matthieu Studio, Zurich, published by Propyläen Verlag, Berlin, each 29 7/8×22 (75.8×55.8)
Purchased from Schellman & Klüser (Grant-in-Aid) 1981
This is one of two portfolios made in the mid 1970s, the other being ‘Natural History Part II (Some Trees of Italy)’ 1976. Twombly uses a quasi-scientific presentation with his characteristic expressive, gestural graphic language; the prints contain a variety of different lithographic printings with collaged sheets of paper and photographs.
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984