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Cy Twombly “Paradise” at Museo Jumex in Mexico City Sept.7th – Oct.12th


Cy Twombly’s “Paradise” opened this past weekend in Mexico City at Museo Jumex, marking his first major exhibition in Latin America.   If you’re a Cy Twombly fan, you know how his gestural abstractions and aesthetic challenged the dominant practice of Abstract Expressionism and the traditions of European painting.  And whether you know any of that at all, it will be a great opportunity to become familiar with a modern master that in someways bridged the gap and perhaps opened the possibilities of how street art today came to be appreciated as intention and aesthetic and not just doodling on walls.

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Organized by Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo and curated by Julie Sylvester and Philip Larratt-Smith  “Paradise”  presents a comprehensive look at Twombly’s large body of work featuring over 60 paintings, works on paper, sculptures including never before seen works that will be shown for the first time. Show runs until October 12th at Museo Jumex, Mexico City.

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Photos via MousseMagazine