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This fine exhibition provides an overview of this underrated artist’s works through one of my favorite mediums. Drawings provide a chance to witness an artist’s process of thinking and experimentation, and this certainly is the case with Twombly’s works on paper. Twombly was a cryptographer in the service, and this carries through in the work with his often indecipherable use of language, and the extreme freedom of gesture he demonstrates here. He likes primary forms and the color red; classical philosphers and mythology; and his dynamic combinations of these formal and thematic tendencies throughout his oeuvre are exciting to consider.

- Terri Cohn [Tuesday, March 8th, 2005]

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