Item ID: 8286 Cy Twombly [Merve No. 113]. Roland BARTHES.

Cy Twombly [Merve No. 113].

Author port. on inside of upper cover and 26 black & white illus. (several double-page). 95 pp. 12mo (169 x 120 mm.), geometric softcover, title on spine. Berlin: Merve Verlag, 1983.

First edition, Merve Verlag’s scarce translation of Roland Barthes’s important writings on Cy Twombly. One of a handful of Merve publications on art history, most of its books were devoted to philosophy and radical political theory.

The first essay, “Non multa sed multum,” was originally published in Vol. VI of Yvon Lambert’s Twombly works on paper catalogue raisonné which came out in 1979. “Weisheit der Kunst” [“The Wisdom of Art”] was first published in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s catalogue Cy Twombly. Paintings and Drawings, 1954-1977 (1979). The translations were done by Walter Seitter.

Fine; inoffensive sunning to the spine. WorldCat: Whitney, Getty, and Menil.

Price: $95.00

Item ID: 8286