Willem de Kooning

Dutch, American, 1904-1997

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Willem de Kooning

Dutch, American, 1904-1997

12,490 followers

A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists …

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A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. In 1950s New York, when painters like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline were moving away from representational imagery toward pure abstraction, de Kooning maintained a commitment to the figurative …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$66m, Christie's, 2016
Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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