Cy Twombly - Untitled 1970

Cy Twombly Untitled 1970

Untitled 1970
155x190cm oil based house paint and wax crayon on canva
Sold for: USD 69.6 million
Auction house: Christie's, New York
Sale date: 12 November 2014
Seller: Nicola del Roscio
Buyer: Anonymous buyer

One of the famous series of Blackboard paintings that Cy Twombly made between 1966 and 1971, this large, over six-feet-long by five-feet-high painting of a tumultuous and burgeoning progression of spiraling lines is one of a magnificent group of lasso-loop paintings made in this year that mark the culmination of this dramatic and singular period in Twombly’s career.