Cy Twombly makes me want to plan the art heist of the century

You can’t fault art dealer Larry Gagosian’s taste. Not only has he commissioned a spacious and elegant new art gallery in London’s Mayfair, but it opens with a Cy Twombly exhibition.

By the time Twombly died in 2011, he had become a figure of unique mystery and authority in modern art – an American who chose to live in Italy, an abstract artist fascinated by myth and history, a man who never spoke to the press, and when all is said and done, the most intelligent and emotionally eloquent artist of our age. Gagosian gave Twombly astonishing support. This artist, who painted up to the last, was able to show his final paintings, fresh from the studio, at Gagosian’s galleries across Europe and the US.


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