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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cy Twombly: Loved too Much!

posted by on July 21 at 21:35 PM

So some woman kissed a Cy Twombly painting on display in France, left a red lipstick stain, and is facing prosecution:

“A red stain remained on the canvas… This red stain is testimony to this moment, to the power of art.”

Speaking to French news agency AFP, she said the artist had “left this white” for her.

Crazy narcissistic mademoiselle, oui?


But a good chance to bone up on our Twombly, whose last name is an anagram for nothing at all. Which I find suspicious. Also, his father was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. Also, he was born in Lexington, Virginia, which was also the birthplace of Sam Houston, the only person ever to be governor of two states (Tennessee and Texas) and who, in this picture, looks manly but, in this picture, looks like a goof.

Also, Holland Cutter of the New York Times wrote that Twombly’s “wiry, vernacular anti-aesthetic has become a patrician exercise in a kind of horticultural expression.” I’m with him up until the “horticultural” part. Hey Holland! You know what his wiry anti-aesthetic has actually become? Kandinski + meth.




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Wow what a way to be remembered for all time! A $2,000,000.oo kiss

Posted by fatewalker | July 22, 2007 1:31 AM

The lipstick stain is on that buttwipe of a painting? What's the difference?

Posted by The CHZA | July 22, 2007 10:19 AM

c'mon. twombly rules. his sculptures are pretty dull though.

Posted by josh | July 22, 2007 12:07 PM

One of my favorite painters but I kind of dig that she kissed it.

Posted by Susan Rogers | July 24, 2007 10:11 AM

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