Cy Twombly, Wilder Shores of Love (1985). Private Collection.
Welcome back to the September issue of The Art Section. We commence this issue with Londoner Anna Leung on the Cy Twombly exhibition at the Tate Modern (which will close shortly). Twombly, who turned 80 this year, is an artist who in some sense bridges the pond between American Ab Ex and a Euporean sensibility. His poetic paint and text, combined with his palette of grays and whites punctuated by bursts of rich color, are given a noteworthy consideration here. A way of reading art is presented by our Italian correspondent, composer Giuseppe Gavazza, who significantly hails from Turin and teaches in Cuneo, where Carlo Petrini, the founder the Slow Food Movement, was born. Giuseppe gives us his treatise on art as a parallel to this global gastronomic movement. And we have a recollection by Larry Jens Anderson of the Atlanta-based artist group TABOO, active from 1987 to 2000, of which he was a founding member. I miss these artists very much: they made me laugh when they were here; they made me cry when three of them left us. Michael, David, and King, you are part of us here in Atlanta, and it is with deep fondness and appreciation that we remember you.
All my best,