A stroke of curatorial genius (or plain good housekeeping) has led to the Edinburgh Festival exhibition of the work of Cy Twombly being established at Inverleith House in the Edinburgh Royal Botanical Gardens. Since these paintings represent the first major show of the work of Twombly (b. Virginia, l928) since l987, and since the paintings are devoted to the floral beauty of bulbs and perennials, the venue is utterly appropriate. Twombly too, has selected the works, seeking to represent only the wealth and diversity of nature. But he departs from the flora in the first and last of the rooms, especially beautiful are the four sunset images, which close the exhibition. Aged 75, Twombly last year won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale. There is something very moving in this subject material by an artist in the evening of his own life. The works span some twenty years of activity, and yet we see here the artist still producing to the best of his power.
Sara Piccinini – interview: ‘We don’t want to give an idea of completeness with this exhibition, that’s not our goal’
In 2007, the formidable art collection of Achille Maramotti, the man behind the Max Mara fashion house, was opened to the public. Sara Piccinini, senior coordinator of the collection, talks about the history of the collection, and the thinking behind its first rehang
Jutta Koether: Tour de Madame
In Munich, the most significant retrospective of the German artist to date, shows her paintings from the last four decades, including rarely seen early works, and an epic new cycle
Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper
An exhibition of more than 80 drawings by Cy Twombly is on show at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. The works give an insight into the formation of Twombly’s characteristic style through process and experimentation
Glenstone extension opens: Power and control yield irrepressible beauty
Mitchell and Emily Rales’s $125m extension of Glenstone – due to open on 4 October – makes it one of the world’s largest private museums, with six buildings, 230 landscaped acres and a formidable collection. The only problem will be getting in …
Calligraffiti: 1984/2013 – the art happening that launched the New York fall season
A vibrant collaboration between Jeffrey Deitch, who curated the show, and Leila Heller, the longtime dealer for high-end Persian art, whose eponymous gallery is staging it, Calligraffiti opened on 5 September to the same high-five vibe that had flamed the hugely missed opening nights Deitch had orchestrated at his two Soho galleries before he decamped to become director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.