Cy TwomblyNo. VIII 1974

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Artwork details

Artist
Cy Twombly (1928‑2011)
Date 1974
MediumLithograph and mixed media on paper
Dimensionssupport: 758 x 558 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
P07580
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Catalogue entry

P07580 [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.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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