Cy Twombly: Natural History

26 APRIL – 15 JUNE 2019

BASTIAN is pleased to present Cy Twombly: Natural History, the second exhibition at the gallery’s London space, running 26 April – 15 June 2019. Two portfolios, Natural History I and II, are exhibited as a complete set in the first Twombly solo exhibition to take place in London since 2015. Considered amongst the most significant and influential series’ in the artist’s trajectory, the works explore the relationship between natural and human history, and our relentless desire to classify, label and categorize the unknown.

Twombly’s portfolios directly reference Roman author and commander Pliny the Elder’s Natural History (Naturalis Historia), a theoretical text on the natural world published in 77-79 AD. Positioning nature as a divine entity that has an interdisciplinary link to art, the encyclopaedic book was one of the most impressive works to survive the Roman Empire.

Title: Cy Twombly: Natural History
Location: 8 Davies Street, London W1K 3DW
Dates: 26 April – 15 June 2019
Exhibition Opening: 6-8pm, 25 April 2019
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Admission: Free