Earlier this December my Mom and I went to see the a show of Cy Twombly’s last paintings. The show was held at the Gagosian Gallery in New York and it was the first time I had ever seen anything by Twombly. My favorite part of the show was not the famous last pantings by the artist, but the collection of photographs spanning throughout his life. This passage here is from the beautiful book that I got for Christmas this year:
At the heart of these photographs, just as in his paintings and sculptures, is the act of putting something aside, an act of apprehension and record.
– “Cy Twombly: A Kind of Aura” by Edmund da Waal
“Studio” Lexington, VA, 2002