JOSHUA RIVKIN – CHALK: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly
Joshua Rivkin presents CHALK, the first book to explore the life of Cy Twombly, one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century. Rivkin will be in conversation with Jeannie Vanasco, author of The Glass Eye: A Memoir.
Cy Twombly was obsessed with myth and history, and upon seeing his work for the first time, Rivkin became obsessed with the myth and history of the mysterious artist himself. Drawing on unprecedented archival research and years of interviews, Rivkin has reconstructed Twombly’s life, from his time at the legendary Black Mountain College to his canonization in a 1979 Whitney retrospective; from his heady explorations of Rome in the 1950s with Robert Rauschenberg to the ongoing efforts to shape his legacy after his death.
Including previously unpublished photographs, Chalk presents a more personal and searching type of biography than we’ve ever encountered, and brings to life a more complex Twombly than we’ve ever known.
You can read more about the book at The Paris Review.
This event is free and open to the public.