Cy Twombly – Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings Volume V 1996 – 2007
Published by Heiner Bastian
With texts by Heiner Bastian
241 pages, 102 colour plates
Size: 31.2 x 27.5 cm, hardcover
Schirmer/Mosel Verlag, Munich, 2009
178 € (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. His pictures are often a magic dialogue between poetry and painting. Throughout his innovative work we encounter a rare spirit of aesthetic reference and original sensibility. Seldom has an artist achieved such a distinctive broad range of an ever new, surprisingly unique language in painting. In the last decades Cy Twombly’s works have translated the myths of the Mediterranean world, its epics and tragedies as metaphors of our civilization.
The first four volumes of the Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings were published between 1992 and 1995. All four 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 35 years. His books are based on his comprehensive knowledge and admiration for the artist’s work.
With the completion of the fifth volume of Cy Twombly’s paintings, his work can now be studied in a profound manner. The five volumes of the Œuvre Catalogue achieve an 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.