Sotheby’s is going back to the well with Twombly this Spring which will be interesting to see. There’s a great deal of interest in the Twombly market but just how deep it is at the upper reaches remains to be seen, especially since Robin Pogrebin announces two works by the artist for a combined $60m on offer:
At its contemporary evening sale on May 11, Sotheby’s will feature another “blackboard” painting from the same year, estimated at about $40 million, and a 2004 work from his blood-red “Bacchus” series, estimated at about $20 million. “This is the only one where Twombly is using electric blue for the loops,” said Grégoire Billault, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art.
A Progress Report on the National Museum of Qatar (The New York Times)