CY TWOMBLY. PARADISE, the catalogue for the exhibition of the same name, presents a new perspective on the mysteries and revelations of Twombly’s work, an artist that reacted against the dominant painterly tendency of Abstract Expressionism, to create a body of work that cross-pollinated the legacy and permissions of gestural abstraction with the traditions of European painting. In his essay, “Psychedelic Antiquity,” Philip Larrat-Smith posits how his production—which incorporates an innovative use of language and a broad range of allusion and reference to history, literature, and philosophy—revolves around the great universal themes of love, art, beauty, and death, and yet the singularity of his artistic vision, his unique perspective on the world, renders it original in the highest degree. The book includes biographical notes and a list of the artist’s solo shows.
Publisher: Version in Spanish: Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, México, 2014; Version in English: Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico and Damiani, Bolonia, 2014