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Gagosian Quarterly

March 27, 2018

cy twomblycoronation of sesostris

Cy Twombly’s Coronation of Sesostris (2000) receives a closer look by Gagosian Director, Mark Francis. In this video, he discusses the history of the work, the myths and poetry embedded within it, and considers its lasting impact.

The past is a springboard for me. . . . Ancient things are new things. Everything lives in the moment, that’s the only time it can live, but its influence can go on forever.

Cy Twombly

Artwork © Cy Twombly Foundation; Video by Pushpin Films; Cy Twombly: Coronation of Sesostris, Gagosian 980 Madison Avenue, New York, March 8–April 28, 2018.

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