Lot 184 of 350:
Color plates by Cy Twombly  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
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The Rose
Twombly, Cy
Gagosian Gallery

16 pp. string-bound booklet, 5 color folding plates. (Folio) 34x23½ cm (13¼x9¼"), prints and booklet housed in tan paper-over-boards portfolio.

Portfolio showcasing five works painted by Cy Twombly, being an exploration of the symbolic significance of The Rose.

"Cy Twombly's new paintings do not depict roses, or a rose, but The Rose... When looking at the work of an artist who uses language with such feeling, we should take his title and his inscription of it seriously. A rose if a flower; The Rose is a symbol."

-From the text by Jonathan Jones.

Lot Amendments
Some rubbing and dusty soiling to portfolio; fine plates in better than very good portfolio.
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