Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0184
Author: Twombly, Cy
Title: The Rose
Place Published: London
Publisher:Gagosian Gallery
Date Published: 2009

16 pp. string-bound booklet, 5 color folding plates. (Folio) 34x23½ cm (13¼x9¼"), prints and booklet housed in tan paper-over-boards portfolio.

Portfolio showcasing five works painted by Cy Twombly, being an exploration of the symbolic significance of The Rose.

"Cy Twombly's new paintings do not depict roses, or a rose, but The Rose... When looking at the work of an artist who uses language with such feeling, we should take his title and his inscription of it seriously. A rose if a flower; The Rose is a symbol."

-From the text by Jonathan Jones.


Some rubbing and dusty soiling to portfolio; fine plates in better than very good portfolio.

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%