25: Cy Twombly, Untitled (bolsena), 1969
Untitled (Bolsena), 1969. oil based house paint, wax crayon, and lead pencil on canvas 79 x 94 3/4 in. (200.7 x 240.5 cm) Signed, titled, inscribed, and dated “Cy Twombly, Untitled, Grey Painting, (Bolsena, May 1969) on a label affixed to the reverse.
PROVENANCE Galerie Art in Progress, Munich Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne Sale: Christie’s, London, Contemporary Art, December 6, 1983 Saatchi Collection, London Sale: Sotheby’s, New York, Contemporary Art Part I, April 30, 1991, lot 47 Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris Sale: Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, New York, Contemporary Art Part I, November 11, 2002, lot 22 Private Collection Sale: Sotheby’s, New York, Contemporary Art Evening, May 12, 2004, lot 16 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
EXHIBITED Düsseldorf, Städtischa Kunsthalle, Surrealität, Bildrealität 1924-1974. In Den Unzähligen Bildern des Lebens; Baden-Baden, Stattliche Kunsthalle, December 8, 1974 – February 2, 1975 Munich, Galerie Art in Progress, Cy Twombly: Grey Paintings + Gouaches, March 6 – April 14, 1975 London, The Saatchi Collection, Donald Judd, Brice Marden, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, March – October, 1985 London, The Tate Gallery, Past Present Future; A New Display of the Collection, January 1990 Paris, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cy Twombly. Peintures, Oeuvres sur Papier et Sculptures, May 29 – October 20, 1993
LITERATURE J. Harten, Surrealität, Bildrealität 1924-1974. In Den Unzähligen Bildern des Lebens, Du?sseldorf, Die Kunsthalle, 1975, no. 366, p. 153 (illustrated) Cy Twombly: Grey Paintings + Gouaches, Munich, Galerie Art in Progress, 1975, no. 1 (illustrated) R. Rosenblum, “Cy Twombly,” Art of Our Time: The Saatchi Collection, New York, 1984, vol. 2, pl. 67, n.p., comm. p. 27 P. Schjeldahl, “Painter’s Painter,” in Interview, July, 1993, p.29 (illustrated) H. Bastian, ed., Cy Twombly Catalogue Raisonné of The Paintings, Volume III, 1966-1971, Munich, 1982, no. 79, p. 178-179 (illustrated)