Joshua Rivkin | Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Join Joshua Rivkin for a reading and signing of his new biography, Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly was a man obsessed with myth and history--including his own. Shuttling between his stunning homes in Italy and the United States, where he perfected his room-size canvases, he managed his public image carefully and rarely gave interviews. 
Upon first seeing Twombly's remarkable paintings, author Joshua Rivkin became obsessed himself with the mysterious artist, and began chasing every lead, big or small--anything that might illuminate who Twombly really was. 

Now, after unprecedented archival research and years of interviews, Rivkin has reconstructed Twombly's life, from his time at the legendary Black Mountain College, to his canonization in a 1979 Whitney retrospective; from his heady explorations of Rome in the 1950s with Robert Rauschenberg, to the ongoing efforts to shape his legacy after his death.

Including previously unpublished photographs, Chalk presents a more personal and searching type of biography than we've ever encountered, and brings to life a more complex Twombly than we've ever known.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly By Joshua Rivkin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612197180
Published: Melville House - October 16th, 2018