Poems to the Sea

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Artwork: Poems to the Sea
Medium: Oil-based house paint, pencil and wax crayon on paper
Creation year: 1959
Marks: (i), (vii) and (xxiv) Signed and dated Sperlonga July 1959 on the reverse
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Set of 24
Provenance: 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
Exhibition history: 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

Date: 2013-11-13
Lot Number: 20