Transatlantic dealers and gallerists Eykyn Maclean have launched their new London space with an exhibition of Cy Twombly works from the collection of Ileana Sonnabend.
Sonnabend, one of the legendary art dealers of the 20th century, had an eye for cutting-edge contemporary art and a passion for collecting. She famously asked her first husband, the art dealer Leo Castelli, for a Matisse instead of an engagement ring. Sonnabend had a long friendship with Twombly (an honorary RA, who died last year aged 83) and collected his work over a 20-year period.
In this video, Eykyn Maclean co-founder Nicholas Maclean (formerly of Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art department) explains why the gallery has opened with a loan show in which the works are not for sale, and why they have chosen Twombly in particular:
In this video, curator Kristy Bryce (director of Eykyn Maclean's New York gallery) introduces three key works from the exhibition: