Cy Twombly, The Rose (II)

Cy Twombly (American, 1928–2011): The Rose (II), 2008.

Gagosian. Acrylic on plywood, 99-3/16 x 291-5/16 inches / 252 x 740 cm. Image: © Gagosian Gallery.

“Inscribed on the last panel of each painting are fragments from Rilke’s poem cycle “The Roses.” Stanzas scrawled in a gestural mode reflect Twombly’s characteristic conflation of painting and poetry, image and word, while his brushwork describes petals bursting open, together with words that hint and evoke.”  (Gagosian Gallery)

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