Home > News > Someone Knocked Over a Cy Twombly Sculpture in Houston

Someone Knocked Over a Cy Twombly Sculpture in Houston

toppled TwomblyHouston already knows this, so this is for the rest of the art-loving, trainspotting Texans that keep tabs on such things: Last Sunday a museum goer at the Menil Collection backed into a Cy Twombly sculpture and knocked it over. Everyone knows that sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting. (Ad Reinhardt, comedian.)

John Hovig took the above photo and Robert Boyd posted it on his blog The Great God Pan is Dead.

It was, by all accounts, an accident. No one was hurt. The 1954 untitled piece is now with the museum’s conservation team. I can’t tell exactly from the photo and title but I believe it’s this one:2

And here is a nice picture of Dominique de Menil and Twombly in 1995.

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 8.16.50 PM

 

 

 

also by Christina Rees
Print Friendly
You may also like
Solange Knowles’ Limited Edition Book Available at Marfa Book Company
Top Five: May 25, 2017
Menil’s 2017 Walter Hopps Award Goes to Reem Fadda
Performance Artist Solange Does the Guggenheim

3 Responses

  1. That is the sculpture, yes. The brown twine-bound object fixed between the two wooden spoons went flying. One or more of the mirrors were shattered. The blurry photo doesn’t show it (not even the higher-resolution version on Robert Boyd’s site), but my memory is that there were shards of glass strewn across the middle of the frame. The light-brown object in the center of the shot is a hand-held sweeper resting aside a black metal dustpan, presumably to fix said shardage.

Leave a Reply

Funding generously provided by:
'