Poems to the Sea

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Poems to the Sea
Oil-based house paint, pencil and wax crayon on paper
1959
(i), (vii) and (xxiv) Signed and dated Sperlonga July 1959 on the reverse
Painting
Set of 24
Galerie Änne Abels, Cologne; Private Collection, Cologne (acquired by 1965); Siegfried Adler, Montagnola (acquired by 1973, until at least 1975); Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne (acquired by 1976); The Lone Star Foundation, Inc., New York (acquired from the above in July 1976); Acquired by the present owner from the above in August 1980
Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Freiburg, Der Kunstverein Freiburg, Cy Twombly, October 1965 - February 1966, cat. nos. 64-87, illustrated (nos. iv and xi); Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Cy Twombly: Zeichnungen 1953-1973, May - June 1973, cat. no. 32, p. 37, illustrated (nos. iii, v, x, and xxi); Dusseldorf, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Surrealitat - Bildrealitat 1924 - 1974, December 1974 - February 1975, cat. no. 365, p. 152 (nos. xxiii, xvi, and vii); Hannover, Kestner- Gesellschaft, Cy Twombly, May - June 1976, cat. no. 1, pp. 17-30, illustrated (nos. ii, iii, v, viii, ix, x, xiv, xv, xvi, xvii, xviii, xix, xxi, and xxiv); Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ARC 2, Cy Twombly - Dessins 1954-1976, June - September 1976, cat. no. 14, illustrated (nos. xi, xxiii, and vii); Bonn, Stadtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn; Barcelona, Centre Cultural de la Fundacio Caixa de Pensions, Cy Twombly: Serien auf Papier 1957-1987, June 1987 - January 1988, cat. no. 2, pp. 25-32 and 167-70, illustrated in color (Bonn); pp. 51-8 and pp. 175-8, illustrated in color (Barcelona), and pp. 15 and 17 (text); Bridgehampton, Dia Art Foundation, Cy Twombly: Poems to the Sea, May - June 1988, pp. 6-29, illustrated; Houston, The Menil Collection; Des Moines, Des Moines Art Center, Cy Twombly, September 1989 - June 1990, cat. no. 8, n.p., illustrated in color; London, Tate Modern, Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons, June - September 2008, pp. 78-81, illustrated in color, p. 70, illustrated in color (no. xxii, detail), and p. 73 (text); Houston, The Menil Collection, Extended Loan, September 2008 - April 2013
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