Cy Twombly – Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings Volume IV 1972 – 1995

Published by Heiner Bastian
With texts by Heiner Bastian
241 pages, 192 colour plates
Size: 31.2 x 27.5 cm, hardcover
Schirmer/Mosel Verlag, Munich, 1995
English/German edition
245 € (plus postage fees)

Cy Twombly is one of the most fascinating and remarkable artists of our time. His work has been widely exhibited, both in America and Europe. Twombly’s art reconciles grand themes of ancient origin as well as modernism with the individual, personal experience of contemporary life. Throughout his innovative work we encounter a rare spirit of aesthetic reference and original sensibility. Seldom has an artist for almost four decades achieved such a distinctive broad range of an ever new, surprisingly unique language in painting.

The first volume of the Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings was published three years ago in the autumn of 1992, followed by volume II in 1993 and volume III in 1994. All three publications were already highly praised as the most remarkable edition on an artist’s painted œuvre. The editor Heiner Bastian has known the artist and his work for more than 20 years. His books are based on his comprehensive knowledge and admiration for the artist’s work.

With the completion of the fourth volume Cy Twombly’s paintings, executed between 1948 and the present, can now be studied for the first time in profound manner. The four volumes of the Œuvre Catalogue achieve and astonishing, high quality in both structure of information and reproduction. Bastian’s books have set a new standard and the edition is naturally the essential publication on Cy Twombly’s œuvre of paintings.

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