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METAMORPHOSIS & MODERNISM: FIVE MILESTONE WORKS BY WILLEM DE KOONING FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALLAN STONE, NEW YORK

Willem de Kooning
BOUDOIR 
Estimate
1,500,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 2,775,000 USD
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METAMORPHOSIS & MODERNISM: FIVE MILESTONE WORKS BY WILLEM DE KOONING FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALLAN STONE, NEW YORK

Willem de Kooning
BOUDOIR 
Estimate
1,500,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 2,775,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Willem de Kooning
1904 - 1997
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signed
oil, enamel and charcoal on paper
13 by 20 3/4 in. 33 by 53 cm.
Executed in 1950.
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Provenance

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tishler, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Raskin, New York
Collection of Harold Diamond, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1967

Exhibited

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Word and Image, December 1965 - January 1966, cat. no. 20
Detroit, J.L. Hudson Gallery, Willem de Kooning: Three Decades of Painting, March - April 1968, illustrated
New York, Allan Stone Gallery, de Kooning, Gorky, Kline, Pollock, October - November 1968
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; London, Tate Gallery; New York, Museum of Modern Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Willem de Kooning, September 1968 - September 1969, cat. no. 41, illustrated (Amsterdam), cat no. 43, p. 66, illustrated (New York)
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Berlin, Akademie der Künste; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Willem de Kooning: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture, December 1983 - September 1984, cat. no. 178, p. 172, illustrated in color (New York and Berlin), p. 85, illustrated in color (Paris)
New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Liquefying Cubism, October 1994 - January 1995, pl. 38, illustrated in color

Literature

Thomas B. Hess, Willem de Kooning, New York 1959, pl. 105, p. 83, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"I'm not interested in 'abstracting' or taking things out or reducing painting to design, form, line and color. I paint this way because I can keep putting more and more things in—drama, anger, pain, love, a figure, a horse, my ideas about space." 

Willem de Kooning

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