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Cy Twombly

Nini’s Painting

  • Year1971
  • MaterialEmulsion paint, crayon, colored pencil and pencil on canvas
  • Dimensions250.3 x 300.4 cm
  • Year of acquisition1995
  • Inventory numberUAB 451
  • On viewUpper floor

More about the artwork

In “Nini’s Painting” from 1971, Twombly’s gesture increasingly begins to approach the condition of writing. At times one can almost discern individual letters and words among the lines, such as the names Cy and Nini, but there is no clear linguistic connection. The painting is an homage to Nini Pirandello, the wife of Twombly’s gallerist Plinio De Martiis, who took her own life in 1971. Grief is only too often a tortuous condition in which one wishes to speak without being able to. And thus Twombly’s act of painting was a constant overwriting, an attempt to express himself, knowing that he would fail. Twombly’s marks seemingly withdraw into this state of limbo. They leave behind a palimpsest of remembering and forgetting, of profusion and depletion.

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly Lepanto IV, 2001 UAB 472
Cy Twombly Lepanto IV, 2001
Cy Twombly Untitled (Capri), 1960 UAB 442
Cy Twombly Untitled (Capri), 1960
Bruce Nauman Mean Clown Welcome, 1985
Andy Warhol Camouflage, 1986 UAB 595
Andy Warhol Camouflage, 1986
David LaChapelle Recollections in America, XII: Beer Bottle with Baby and Terrier, 2006 UAB 634 12 I 13
David LaChapelle Recollections in America, XII: Beer Bottle with Baby and Terrier, 2006
Nairy Baghramian Beliebte Stellen, 2015 UAB 933
Nairy Baghramian Privileged Points, 2015