Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cy Twombly Foundation Awards VCCA $300,000

Cy Twombly in his Lexington, Virginia studio in 2010. Photo © Craig Pleasants

The Cy Twombly Foundation has awarded VCCA a $300,000 grant, one of the largest in its history. The grant will be used to establish a Cy Twombly Fellowship that will support residencies for artists in perpetuity.

Widely acknowledged to be the most important and influencial artist of the last fifty years, Cy Twombly died in Rome on July 5, 2011. He was a VCCA Fellow and served on the VCCA Advisory Council for fifteen years. 

“We will always remember the generosity Cy displayed as an artist,” said VCCA Program Director Craig Pleasants, “and now his legacy will help support the work of other artists long into the future.”

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