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The artist currently has a show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Twombly & Poussin: Arcadian Painters. Here are some British reviews of the exhibition:
- Twombly & Poussin: Every Picture Tells a Story (Independent, July 5, 2011)
- Twombly & Poussin: Arcadian Painters (Guardian, June 28, 2011)
Update: The New York Times’ brief obituary (in English) is here: Cy Twombly, Idiosyncratic Painter, Dies at 83.
Update: Larry Gagosian of Gagosian Gallery, which represented Twombly, released the following statement today: “The art world has lost a true genius and a completely original talent, and for those fortunate enough to have known him, a great human being. We will not soon see a talent of such amazing scope and intensity. Even though Cy might have been regarded as reclusive, he didn’t retreat to an ivory tower. He was happy to remain connected and live in the present. Despite his increasing fame, he never lost the playfulness and sense of humor that was his true nature and, more importantly, he retained his humility. For me personally, it is an incredibly sad day and my thoughts are with Cy’s family and close friends.” Watch a video about Twombly’s 2007 exhibition “Blooming: A Scattering of Blossoms and Other Things” at the Gagosian Gallery here.
“The impossibility of reforming Tony [Soprano] bears some resemblance to the crisis plaguing museums and toxic philanthropy today, where a culture of bullying and exploitation belies programming of socially- and politically-engaged art.”
As a critic, I’m dying to make a meta-critique of the ways my communities are represented on screen.
Over 50 years of the artist’s video and media work on how images, sound, and cultural iconography inform representation is on view through December 30.
Frey ponders why she felt comfort in television and film content that intellectuals often take pride in dismissing.
What does Rutherford Falls, a new TV series that prominently features two small town museums, tell us about the way people see the contentious stories on display in history and art institutions?
Over the course of three months, the resident artists in Going to the Meadow will collaborate and create with a curated set of continually changing materials.