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.