This wonderful masterpiece 194X240 cm, house paint, graphite and ball point ink, sold at Christie’s last week for $38,685,000. I was NOT the buyer! I can reveal it now.
Thanks for this. I really enjoyed his upbeat fun style. He actually made me think more about the art which is always a good thingI happened to see the auction. I expected the Klee and the Van Gogh (although early) would have gone for more, considering their prestige in modern art history. but I know zilch about the art market. From what I have picked up, Twombly's star has been on the ascendancy while the Abstract Expressionists were de rigueur. It is his turn. Who would have had the audacity to scrawl Classical allusions in the style of your "four year old"? A madman? Certainly someone who didn't need validation to earn his bread-and-butter, that's for sure. His art is questionable, but that could be the point.
I do love John Waters' take.