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Latin America’s first exhibition of Cy Twombly, “Paradise,” features over sixty paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the postwar American artist. The show at the Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo are from 1951 to 2011, covering his work as a student as well as four of his last paintings.
“Paradise” features a comprehensive yet new perspective of Twombly’s work. In his reaction against the painterliness of Abstract Expressionism, Twombly mediated a myriad of thematic dichotomies, mediums, and influences to present a unique, innovative exploration of love, art, beauty, and death. For Twombly, love was a paradise; it was the common fuel behind his vast body of work. Inspired by love and all of its facets, he brought together abstraction and European tradition, literature and philosophy, past and present, chaos, and clarity.
Curated by Julie Sylvester and Philip Larratt-Smith, the exhibition features works that have never before been exhibited as well as loans from major museums and private collections. It will run through October 12.