Delighted to hear Tate Modern announce they have been gifted work by the late artist for show in the UK.

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The Tate Modern has welcomed one of its “most generous gifts ever” as US artist Cy Twombly donates five sculptures and three paintings worth £50 million.

The gift comprises three large late paintings, Untitled (Bacchus) 2006-8, and five sculptures in bronze dating from the period 1979-91.

Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, said the paintings were works the gallery “could have never afforded to buy”.

Twombly, widely considered one of the most influential figures in post-war American painting, decided to place the works in London shortly before his death following a major retrospective at the Tate, Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons at Tate Modern in 2008.  Mr Serota predicted the British public “would come to love him just as they have come to love [Mark] Rothko”.

More from the Telegraph article here: ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/10894560/Tate-Modern-welcomes-50-million-Cy-Twombly-donation.html )

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