Delighted to hear Tate Modern announce they have been gifted work by the late artist for show in the UK.
The Tate Modern has welcomed one of its “most generous gifts ever” as US artist Cy Twombly donates five sculptures and three paintings worth £50 million.
The gift comprises three large late paintings, Untitled (Bacchus) 2006-8, and five sculptures in bronze dating from the period 1979-91.
Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, said the paintings were works the gallery “could have never afforded to buy”.
Twombly, widely considered one of the most influential figures in post-war American painting, decided to place the works in London shortly before his death following a major retrospective at the Tate, Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons at Tate Modern in 2008. Mr Serota predicted the British public “would come to love him just as they have come to love [Mark] Rothko”.