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Audio Art: Kate Nesin on Cy Twombly’s things

Kate Nesin, associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago, is also the author Cy Twombly’s Things, a fascinating account of Twombly’s long engagement with three-dimensional works.  In the book, Kate offers close readings of individual works and in-depth analyses of certain guiding concerns, such as surface, naming, gaps, and repetitions.


The book’s publication date (June 3rd) is still a handful of weeks away, but we’re offering a taste of what’s in store.  Click play below to hear Kate offer a completely fascinating narration on one of the sculptures not addressed in the book.

Cy Twombly image
Untitled, Bassano in Teverina, 1989. Wood, plaster, nails, traces of red and blue paint, glue, white paint. 75.7 x 33 x 30 cm (29 3/4 x 12 7/8 x 12 in.). Cy Twombly Foundation, 579.2010, The Art Institute of Chicago. © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Kate Nesin

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