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Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

Monika Baer

On hold (dregs)

  • Year2015
  • MaterialAcrylic, ink, and oil on canvas
  • Dimensions180 x 135 cm
  • Year of acquisition2016
  • Inventory numberUAB 1053
  • On viewBasement floor

More about the artwork

With her deep black painted canvas, Monika Baer creates a space in On hold (dregs)(2015) that seems to work according to its own rules. As if in still water, spirits labels seem to float and slowly sink to the bottom. They are painted in white and stand out from their background in an almost ghostly manner. However, the bottles themselves cannot be seen. Have they disappeared into the darkness of the canvas, or are the labels here detached from a carrier? This immateriality is counteracted by thick traces of paint squeezed from the tube in pastel rainbow tones, reminiscent of sticky-sweet frosting. In daubs and squirts, they stick to the surface of the canvas in all their material presence, thereby penetrating the viewer’s consciousness. The background, the depth of the black image space, recedes into the intangible distance, as if in a weightless state of intoxication.

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly, Untitled (Bacchus), 2005, UAB 487aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Bacchus), 2005
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Capri), 1960, UAB 442aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Capri), 1960
Cy Twombly , Lepanto V, 2001, UAB 473Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto V, 2001
Cy Twombly, Rotalla, 1986/1990, UAB 463aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Rotalla, 1986/1990
Cy Twombly , Untitled (Roses), 2008, UAB 645
Cy Twombly Untitled (Roses), 2008