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Cy Twombly

Untitled (New York City)

  • Year1968
  • MaterialAcrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions201 x 261.5 cm
  • Year of acquisition1992
  • Inventory numberUAB 448
  • On viewUpper floor

More about the artwork

The lines in “Untitled (New York City)” progress across the painting in one go, from left to right. Each individual stroke registers both the fact that the artist moved along the canvas and the manner in which he did so. We can see when he slowed down, when the pressure of the chalk was released or increased, how brief interruptions while moving created kinks and loops; and how the lines come closer, touch, and then move apart again. Despite some similarity to post-minimalistic procedures, the difference could hardly be greater: Twombly’s painting invites the eyes to move along the lines, to enjoy them in all their nuances. “In Twombly’s work,” wrote Roland Barthes, “the ‘ductus’ dominates: not its rules, but rather its games, its fantasies, its discoveries, its inertia.”

Further collection artworks

Jörg Immendorff, Teine Tunst mache, 1965, UAB 1216aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Jörg Immendorff Teine Tunst mache, 1965
Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975, UAB 522aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
Arthur Jafa, Monster (2018), UAB \
Arthur Jafa Monster, 1988/2019
Cy Twombly , Untitled (Rome), 1983, UAB 460aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Rome), 1983
Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975, UAB 530aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2003, UAB 484aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003