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Ross Posnock

Ross Posnock teaches American literature and culture at Columbia and is writing a book on American Sophistication in the 1920s and 1950s.

Twombly’s Sophistication

Roland Barthes found so intoxicating Cy Twombly’s “indolent” art of barely legible often obscene scratches and scrawls, scribbled graffiti markings loitering amid often brilliant smears of finger-applied color, that the critic in his last years, his friend and translator Richard Howard tells us, took up drawing and painting (gathered in a book published in Italy).


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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