Cy Twombly | Barry X Ball: A History of Painting and Sculpture

Cy Twombly (1928 -2011) and Barry X Ball (b. 1955) are both American artists whose work has been deeply rooted in and inspired by the past, particularly by the rich cultural heritage and art history of Italy. Much of their work derives, for example, not only from Classical, Renaissance and Baroque inspirations, but also from the art of pioneering artists of the early 20th century Italian avant-garde, such as Medardo Rosso and the Italian Futurists.

The featured artwork presents key examples of these artists’ unique approach to painting and sculpture with the common goal of reinventing the work of the masters into reverting new works of art. Twombly’s approach uses painterly and poetic gestural movements to represent historical moments. While Barry X Ball uses state-of-the-art technology to refine and “perfect” the sculpts in his own version based on masterpieces; notably in his project Medardo Rosso, which presented the dialogue between two artists from different cultures, eras and traditions.

This very first pairing of the work of the two artists will be presented at Mignoni du March, 31stJune 25, 2022.

About Mignoni

Mignoni, based in new York, specializes in the works of prominent post-war European and American artists with an emphasis on minimalism. The gallery advises institutions and private clients in the acquisition of works by a renowned group of minimalist artists. The gallery presents two to three high-quality exhibitions each year. Past exhibitions include solo presentations by Donald Judd, Sol LeWittand Frank Stella.


On McCabe Fine Arts

Started by an art consultant and dealer Paul Frank McCabe in 1997, McCabe Fine Arts is dedicated to transforming customers’ passion for modern and contemporary art into exquisite and comprehensive collections. Working with institutions and private collectors around the world, McCabe provides discreet, expert advice on placement and acquisitions. McCabe Fine Arts has placed works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, yves kleinAndy Warhol to name a few.


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