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Audible Presence : Lucio Fontana Yves Klein Cy Twombly

Levy Gorvy Gallery New York, New York, United States
18 September 2013 - 16 November 2013
  • Audible Presence : Lucio Fontana Yves Klein Cy Twombly
    View of the exhibition "Audible Presence : Lucio Fontana Yves Klein Cy Twombly", Dominique Lévy Gallery, 2013 (S 36, PIG 1)
  • Audible Presence : Lucio Fontana Yves Klein Cy Twombly
    View of the exhibition "Audible Presence : Lucio Fontana Yves Klein Cy Twombly", Dominique Lévy Gallery, 2013 (IKB 100, MG 26, S 18 II, SE 181)
  • Audible Presence : Lucio Fontana Yves Klein Cy Twombly
    View of the exhibition "Audible Presence : Lucio Fontana Yves Klein Cy Twombly", Dominique Lévy Gallery, 2013 (IKB 100)
Spanning a thirty year period, "Audible Presence" reveals moments of conceptual and formal resonance between carefully selected works of art by Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, and Cy Twombly. While the monochromatic surfaces on view – cut, pressed, burned, inscribed, or otherwise violated – reflect distinct dynamic, sensual, and romantic approaches to abstraction, they emerged from a shared Mediterranean climate and engagement with an international community of influential dealers and critics.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Dominique Lévy presented New York City's first public performance of Yves Klein's "Monotone-Silence Symphony", which was performed only once during the artist’s brief lifetime, on the night of March 9, 1960 as one part of the happening "Anthropometries de l'époque bleue" at the Galerie internationale d'art contemporain in Paris.
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