Willem de Kooning - Contemporary Art Part II New York Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Eindhoven, Contempo Modern Art Gallery, Willem de Kooning Works on Paper 1954-1984, March - April 1990

  • Literature

    Willem de Kooning Works on Paper 1954-1984, Contempo Modern Art Gallery, Eindhoven 1990, no. 3, p. 21 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    They are not abstractions of the experience of nature; they are abstract in following an uncurbed energy principle without beginning and end, allowing things to emerge, to rise to the surface in analogy to nature. The freer the artist’s use of color and form, the less discernible does the objective other and the expressive “landscape of the soul” or psychogram become.
    (B.M. Bürgi, de Kooning. Painting. 1960-1980, Kunstmusem Basel, Basel 2005, pp. 24)



Oil on newspaper laid down on canvas.
23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm).

Signed “de Kooning” lower right; also dedicated “To Fritz from Bill” lower center.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

9 November 2010
New York