Study for the Birth of Venus

Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artwork: Study for the Birth of Venus
Size: 33.29 x 36.2 cm
Medium: Pencil and wax crayon on paper
Creation year: 1963
Marks: Signed, titled and dated 1963 on the reverse
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Peder Bonnier, New York The Lone Star Foundation, Inc., New York (acquired from the above in December 1978) Acquired by the present owner from the above in August 1980
Exhibition history: Lausanne, Galerie Bonnier; Basel, Galerie Handschin, Cy Twombly: Peintures recentes, January - April 1964; Newport Beach, Newport Harbor Art Museum; Madison, Elvehjem Museum of Art; Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Cy Twombly: Works on Paper 1954-1976, October 1981 - October 1982, cat. no. 12, p. 33, illustrated, and p. 28 (text); Houston, The Menil Collection; Des Moines Art Center, Cy Twombly, September 1989 - June 1990, cat. no. 12, n.p., illustrated in color; New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, After Image, May - June 2009

Date: 2013-11-14
Lot Number: 185