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My old friend and fellow Coastal Plains, N.C. native Sam King (Kinston) sent me a link to this piece on Twombly by Amanda McCleod that I’m pretty sure is my favorite piece on him since his passing.  The only thing I’d add (and McCleod writes many things in her piece that I couldn’t have written) is that he didn’t move to Rome permanently; he increasingly split his time in Lexington, Virginia and in recent years it was more than half the time.  But that only reinforces one of her interesting points:  When abstract art was peaking in NYC, Twombly cruised town.  I also like how McCleod uses the term “grant money,” which is a lot closer to saying “cash money” than saying “grant” or “grant funding,” bureaucratic terms.

-Sam Stephenson

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