Description from the Publisher
This book was published in 2014 on the occasion of the exhibition Cy Twombly Paradise at Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico.
In his essay, “Psychedelic Antiquity,” the curator Philip Larrat-Smith posits how Twombly’s 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 exhibition featured loans of major works from the Cy Twombly Foundation, Colección Jumex, the Broad Art Foundation, The Menil Collection, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and distinguished private collections.
Cy Twombly Paradise. Edited by Julie Sylvester. Foreword by Eugenio Lopez Alonso. Preface by Patrick Charpenel. Text by Philip Larratt-Smith. Published by Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporaneo, 2014. 172 pages; Fully illustrated. English and Spanish editions.
Second edition published by Damiani, Bologna. 2015. On the occasion of the exhibition Cy Twombly Paradise at Ca’ Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice. English edition.