Artist: Cy Twombly (American, 1928-2011).
Medium: Colored pencils (with crayon?) drawing on paper.
Date: Composed 1985.
Dimensions: Overall size: 4 7/8 x 7 11/16 in. (124 x 195 mm).
Lot Note(s): Hand-signed in pencil, verso. Drawn on cream wove paper. Very good condition; scattered foxing verso, not visible recto; a few very minor soft creases, not visible recto. Provenance: The work comes from the collection of Urbano Quinto and was acquired by him directly from Cy Twombly in 1985 at the Caffè Greco, via dei Condotti, 86, Rome, Italy. A noted Italian author, art dealer, and art collector, Quinto acquired over the years dozens of small works on paper as gifts from artists he knew, including Matisse, Warhol, Twombly, Basquiat, and Haring. The original Letter of Authenticity by Mauro Urbano pertaining to this work accompanies the lot. Comment(s): Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly, Jr. was an American painter, sculptor and photographer. Please see the attached image of Urbano Quinto with Halston, Andy Warhol, and Bianca Jagger at Studio 54, New York City, c1977 (courtesy of and copyright © by Hasse Persson). Twombly image copyright © The Cy Twombly Foundation. [30395-1-1000]