Untitled

Exhibited previously:
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York December 15, 1983 - February 26, 1984
Akademie de Künste, Berlin March 11 - April 29, 1984
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris June 26 - September 24, 1984
C.Grimaldis Gallery: Willem de Kooning Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture of the 70’s
April 2 - May 2, 1987

About Willem de Kooning

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.

Dutch, American, 1904-1997, Rotterdam, Netherlands, based in New York and East Hampton, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2015
Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
2014
2013

Solo Shows on Artsy

2013

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
RARE, COLLECTIBLE AND HISTORIC FINE ART POSTERS, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
DEDICATED TO SOMEONE SPECIAL, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Art You Can Stomach, Sragow Gallery, New York
2016
Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2016
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show 2016, M.S. Rau Antiques, Baltimore
2016
2016
American Expressionism, Sragow Gallery, New York
2015
Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
2014
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