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Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

Wade Guyton


  • Year2004
  • MaterialEpson UltraChrome ink on canvas
  • Dimensions162.9 x 104.5 cm
  • Year of acquisition2014
  • Inventory numberUAB 924
  • On viewBasement floor

More about the artwork

Even in his early works, Wade Guyton was dealing with the effects of digital technologies on art and the creative process. This textile piece is the result of the interplay between artist and technology. Guyton designs his motifs on the computer; he then uses an ink-jet printer to transfer them onto canvas. The mechanical “mistakes”—irregularities, stripes, stains—are what define his works, no longer the brushstrokes of the painter. He thus places himself in the tradition of Andy Warhol and his silkscreened paintings. As Warhol said: “The reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine.” Guyton consistently extends this approach by confronting the canvas as a traditional medium for painting with the methods of digital image production.

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly, Untitled ('In Memory of Babur“) (Lexington), 2000, UAB 658aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (“In Memory of Babur”) (Lexington), 2000
Cy Twombly , Lepanto III, 2001, UAB 471aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto III, 2001
Werkabbildung Cy Twombly, Bacchanalia - Winter (5 Days in January), 1977 im Museum Brandhorst in München Teil der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Bacchanalia – Winter (5 Days in January), 1977
Cy Twombly, Lepanto IV, 2001, UAB 472aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto IV, 2001
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Roses), 2008, UAB 643Rosensaal im Museum Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Roses), 2008