Willem de Kooning, ‘Untitled’, 1971, Painting, Oil on newsprint mounted on canvas, Upsilon Gallery
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Willem de Kooning

Untitled, 1971

Oil on newsprint mounted on canvas
29 3/4 × 22 3/4 in
75.6 × 57.8 cm
.
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New York, London, Miami
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Willem de Kooning
Dutch, American, 1904–1997
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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 tradition, developing a signature style that fused vivid color and aggressive paint handling with deconstructed images of the female form—a then-controversial body of works that has become known as his “Women” paintings. “Flesh was the reason oil paint was invented,” he famously said. Influenced by Arshile Gorky and Pablo Picasso, de Kooning was often thought to have blended Cubism, Expressionism, and Surrealism in his signature style, paving the way for generations of gestural figurative painters like Cecily Brown. Following his “Women” series, de Kooning pursued non-objective lyrical abstraction until his death in 1997.

Willem de Kooning, ‘Untitled’, 1971, Painting, Oil on newsprint mounted on canvas, Upsilon Gallery
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Framed, excellent condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed, lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
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Included
Willem de Kooning
Dutch, American, 1904–1997
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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 tradition, developing a signature style that fused vivid color and aggressive paint handling with deconstructed images of the female form—a then-controversial body of works that has become known as his “Women” paintings. “Flesh was the reason oil paint was invented,” he famously said. Influenced by Arshile Gorky and Pablo Picasso, de Kooning was often thought to have blended Cubism, Expressionism, and Surrealism in his signature style, paving the way for generations of gestural figurative painters like Cecily Brown. Following his “Women” series, de Kooning pursued non-objective lyrical abstraction until his death in 1997.

Willem de Kooning

Untitled, 1971

Oil on newsprint mounted on canvas
29 3/4 × 22 3/4 in
75.6 × 57.8 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York, London, Miami
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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