Galerie Thomas

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Cy Twombly

Lexington, VA 1928 - 2011 Rome, Italy

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Cy Twombly at Galerie Thomas

Galerie Thomas Modern devoted its opening exhibition in autumn 2009 to the artists „Beuys – Kiefer – Twombly“. In the exhibition the gallery was able to present a number of works from the 1950s and 60s, in which the artist combined different drawing and painting techniques. Among them were two works from the series „Ten day wait at Mugda“, which he executed with oil, wax crayon, and pencil. The enigmatic title holds a true story:
Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg were travelling in Morocco in a bus. They got off in a small place they liked, by the name of Mugda. After a walk through the village, they returned to the bus stop and inquired when the next bus was due. The answer: In ten days”. The two artists had no choice but to find an accomodation and wait. During the wait Twombly created sketches which he later used in Rome for the series of five paintings entitled “Ten day wait at Mugda”.