Cy Twombly— Fifty Years of Works on Paper

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

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[Image: "Petals of Fire" (1989) acrylics, oil stick, colored pencil, paper 144 x 128 cm]

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Cy Twombly, one of the most important artists of the 20th century, worked vigorously in both painting and sculpture but is best remembered for his distinctive style of “drawn poetry.” The Hara Museum presents a much-acclaimed exhibition from the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and other major museums of Europe and North America. Reorganized specifically for the Hara Museum, it features of works selected by Twombly during his lifetime (he passed away in 2011). Displaying some 70 drawings and monotypes on paper showcasing the artist’s exuberant spontaneity, tempo, passion, and instinct, this groundbreaking exhibit introduces 50 years of Twombly’s singular work. Some pieces will also be displayed at Hara Museum Arc in Gunma.

[Related Event]
Commemorative Curator’s Lecture
“Cy Twombly— Fifty Years of Works on Paper”
Date: May 23 (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Speaker: Julie Sylvester (Cy Twombly Foundation)
Moderator: Atsuo Yasuda
Simultaneous translation between Japanese and English.
Admission: ¥1000 (exhibit admission separate)
Reservations required.
Please see the official website for reservations and details.

Lecture and Video Screening “Video and Painting - Can the Screen Become the Canvas?”
Date: June 20(Sat) 14:00-16:00
Speaker: Stephen Sarrazin

Lecture “Akira Tatehata On Cy Twombly”
Date: July 11(Sat) 14:00-16:00
Speaker: Akira Tatehata


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from May 23, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Open on July 20th. Closed on July 21st.


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