Painter with a camera

Painter Cy Twombly, who left New York for Rome in the late 1950s and never looked back, knew when to let marks fade into the background and when to let a color pop. This talent served him when he was behind the camera, too. The photographs he took between the 1950s and 2000s, now on view at Gagosian Gallery, include some gems, like the image from 1954, which makes Robert Rauschenberg's rough-and-tumble studio look elegant, and the one of peonies so flushed and fleshy you think you can feel them. 456 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills; through June 9. (310) 271-9400;
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 27. Continues through June 9, 2012

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