Cy Twombly

Untitled

1991

In Tate Modern

Artist
Cy Twombly 1928–2011
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 436 × 2225 × 195 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Cy Twombly Foundation 2014
Reference
T14083

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From the 1970s onward, Twombly made a variety of sculptures of chariots. The different forms looked back to several ancient sources, including Greek, Egyptian and Etruscan models. Twombly’s sculptures were assembled from found objects, pieces of wood or packaging. He would then cast them in bronze and apply white paint or plaster to the surface. He felt that this added a sense of antiquity to them, stating that ‘white paint was my marble’.

Gallery label, December 2020

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