Saturday, July 9, 2011

On The Death of Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly died the other day at the age of 83.  The New York Times, tightwads with who gets a front page obit, went all out for Twombly.   Never has the gap between achievement and reputation been so great in my estimation.  I couldn't stand Louise Bourgeois's work but I had tremendous respect for her and I understood what her contribution to the history of sculpture was.  But Twombly?  He had sex with Rauschenberg and then he married an Italian heiress.   

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