Cy Twombly 25.04.1928 - 05.07.2011
True artistic greatness -- so, so few reach that pinnacle of genius -- even if only for a short time, or with a particular series. It's an astounding achievement to have an entire career that could be considered "greatness." One of my all-time favorite artists passed away today. His work is some of the best I've ever admired; every time I saw one of his pieces, I knew instinctively that it was his. He was a bona fide genius, a titan of modern art. He took directions no one else could conceive of; he is absolutely singular, and his legacy is sure to endure. Mr. Cy Twombly was 83.