Achim Hochdörfer and Julie Sylvester; Photo essay by Sally Mann, Los Angeles, 2012.
55 pp., color and black and white illustrations, 11 x 13 7/8 inches.
In tribute to the late Cy Twombly, Gagosian Gallery is proud to present his last paintings and one hundred of his photographs, ranging from early studio impressions from the 1950s to a group of landscape subjects that he took in St Barths last year. Since 2008, major exhibitions of Twombly's intimate photographs have been held at FOAM Amsterdam, Museum Brandhorst, Munich and the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; however this is the first time that the lesser known aspect of his oeuvre has been presented in such depth in the U.S. The eight untitled paintings are closely related to the Camino Real group that inaugurated Gagosian Paris in 2010. The inimitable, exuberant paintwork and bold, intense colors typify the freedom with which Twombly worked, never restricted to a single reference. Even in the face of his impending death, their elegiac power, vivid palette, and ardent gestures pulse with the energies of the new.