Cy Twombly

Rotalla

1990

Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 715 x 689 x 505 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Cy Twombly Foundation 2014
Reference
T14082

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Twombly usually makes his sculptures using found materials, often choosing quite ordinary objects, before casting them in bronze. Many of his sculptures incorporate discarded pieces of wood, such as the circular tops of olive oil barrels used in this work. The title is an invented word which is close to the Italian ‘rotella’, meaning little wheel.

Gallery label, July 2008