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Cy Twombly memorial show loaned to MOCA by the Broads

August 5, 2011 |  4:10 pm

Cy Twombly Untitled 2007 Broad Art Foundation
A month after Cy Twombly’s death, L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art is mounting a small, memorial exhibition of eight of his paintings, all loaned by Eli and Edythe Broad.

The show, “Cy Twombly Tribute: A Scattering of Blossoms & Other Things,”  opens Saturday at MOCA’s Grand Avenue museum and runs through Oct. 2. The works span his six-decade career. The exhibition takes its title from the painting pictured above.

Visitors can see a ninth Twombly painting, from MOCA’s own collection, hanging in a different gallery between works by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.

Twombly, 83, died in Rome on July 5. The Broad Art Foundation owns 14 works by the artist (most viewable here), according to its website; foundation spokeswoman Karen Denne said Friday that most of the paintings being shown at MOCA were hanging in the Broads’ home.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a single Twombly work in its collection, a gouache and crayon drawing, “Roman Notes #3,”  that’s on display in its Ahmanson building.


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 -- Mike Boehm

Photo: Cy Twombly's "Untitled (from Blooming, A Scattering of Blossoms & Other Things)," 2007. Credit: The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica.