From the press release:
Cy Twombly (1928–2011) was a major post-war artist who played a critical role in the development of contemporary painting. While not usually associated with portraiture, this display demonstrates, for the first time, that figuration and portrait-making were part of Twombly’s practice throughout his career, and across the media of painting, drawing and photography.
At the centre of this display are two paintings of the artist’s friends: the set designer Henry Heymann made in 1956 and an abstract work of 1967 representing the philanthropist Paul Getty Jr.
Also included are photographs by Twombly of friends, family and self-portraits, displayed alongside never-before seen figurative drawings that reveal the importance of classical art and figuration within Twombly’s oeuvre.
National Portrait Gallery, London
November 1 - January 19, 2020
On view in room 33, floor 1
For more information about Cy Twombly: Portraits, please visit the National Portrait Gallery's website.
Cy Twombly. Portrait of Paul Getty, 1967