Twombly’s Untitled

Untitled, by Cy Twombly. Sold at Christie's auction house in 2010 for $2,378,500. It's referred to, by some, as the "I can't get this pen to work" painting.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jul 24, 2015
     Category: Art

These are handwriting exercises. There should be another one of vertical lines. These exercises were to train the writer to move his/her arm to write with and not the fingers.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/24/15 at 11:23 AM
Q: "What is the difference between fine art and trash?"
A: Marketing. That and a rich patsy.
Posted by tadchem on 07/24/15 at 11:42 AM
I'm reminded of a toy I once had called a "Spirograph" that would leave designs like that. Too bad I didn't keep it - it could have paid for my retirement.
Posted by KDP on 07/24/15 at 03:36 PM
I will now go collect the artwork, including cursive writing practice from my partners 3-4-5 grade class and frame it using yard sale frames and sell it as great art.
Posted by Gator Guy on 07/24/15 at 07:51 PM
KDP in Madill, OK: Spirographs were cool. Always seemed like they should be able to do something *more,* but for what they did, they were cool, on summer days when it was too rainy to play outside.
Posted by mindful webworker on 07/24/15 at 09:23 PM
You know, if you spend five minutes pooting forth a pile of steaming excreta onto a canvas, at least take another four seconds to name it. Jackson Pollock did. Admittedly he called some of them "Number 7" and "Composition" and the like but at least he took a shot at it. "Untitled" is just lazy.
Posted by puptentacle on 07/24/15 at 09:32 PM
Devine Scribbles! I made a bunch of those as a kid, who knew they'd be worth something if I'd kept them.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/25/15 at 08:51 AM
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