City Life Org – Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), 1956, (Detailed image), Oil-based house paint, wax crayon and crayon on canvas, 26 ¾ x 56 in. Barry X Ball, Flesh of Others, 2020, (Detailed image), Translucent “wounded” Mexican Onyx 40 x 40 x 35 cm.

For me, the past is the source (because all art is vitally contemporary.)” Cy Twombly.

Mignoni is pleased to present Cy Twombly | Barry X Ball: A History of Painting and Sculpture. In collaboration with McCABE FINE ART, this exhibition is an exercise in contrasts, the work of Cy Twombly and Barry X Ball appear visually different and yet also in many ways strikingly similar. The exhibition will include 4 paintings and works on paper by Cy Twombly alongside sculptures executed in various exotic translucent stones by Barry X Ball.

Cy Twombly (1928 -2011) and Barry X Ball (b. 1955) are both American artists whose work has been deeply rooted and inspired by the past, particularly by the rich cultural heritage and art history from Italy. Much of their work derives, for example, not only from Classical, Renaissance and Baroque inspirations, but also from the art of pioneers of the Italian avant-garde of the early 20th century, such as Medardo Rosso and Italian Futurists.

The featured artwork presents key examples of these artists’ unique approach to painting and sculpture with the common goal of reinventing the work of the masters into reverting new works of art. Twombly’s approach uses painterly and poetic gestural movements to represent historical moments. While Barry X Ball uses state-of-the-art technology to refine and “perfect” the sculpts in his own version based on masterpieces; notably in his project Medardo Rosso, which presented the dialogue between two artists from different cultures, eras and traditions.

This very first pairing of the work of the two artists will be presented at Mignoni from March 31 to June 25, 2022.

About Mignoni

Mignoni, based in New York, specializes in the works of prominent post-war European and American artists with an emphasis on minimalism. The gallery advises institutions and private clients in the acquisition of works by a renowned group of minimalist artists. The gallery presents two to three high-quality exhibitions each year. Past exhibitions include solo presentations by Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and Frank Stella.


About McCabe Fine Art

Launched by art consultant and dealer Paul Frank McCabe in 1997, McCabe Fine Art is dedicated to transforming patrons’ passion for modern and contemporary art into exquisite, comprehensive collections. Working with institutions and private collectors around the world, McCabe provides discreet, expert advice on placement and acquisitions. McCabe Fine Art has placed works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol to name but a few.


SOURCE: Mignoni / PRNewswire

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