Lexington, Virginia was home to legendary artists Cy Twombly and Sally Mann. They were born decades apart but united by their geography, culture, and controlled approach to privacy and systems of the art world. Mann documented the interior of Twombly’s Lexington studio over the course of their friendship, up until his death in 2011. This collection of photographs was published in tandem with an exhibition of the same name at Gagosian gallery.
From the gallery’s description, “Under Mann’s gaze, and the warm light of Virginia, the accumulations and ordinary objects in Twombly’s studio reveal themselves not only as evidence of a richly imaginative and cultivated life lived and marked by tactility, but also as the overflow of his general modus operandi—in Simon Schama’s words, ‘the leftovers, smears, and stains, and an absence turned into a presence’… Even without the artist’s actual presence, Mann is able to vividly evoke the human traces evident in daily life and work.”
You can find Sally Mann’s Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington in the New Book section at the Main Library.