Lot 108
  • 108

Willem De Kooning

Estimate
250,000 - 350,000 USD
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Description

  • Willem de Kooning
  • Untitled (Composition Red, Yellow, Blue)
  • signed
  • oil on card mounted on masonite
  • 14 1/4 by 13 5/8 in. 36.2 by 34.6 cm.
  • Executed in 1960.

Provenance

Paul Kantor Gallery, Beverly Hills
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kantor, San Francisco
Sotheby's, New York, May 4, 1973, lot 157
Private Collection, New York
By descent to the present owner from the above

Exhibited

San Francisco Museum of Art, New Collectors, May 1964

Catalogue Note

"I take a color, some arbitrary color I took from some place...and I mix the color for that, and then I find out that when I am through with getting the color the way I want it, I have six other colors in it, to get that color; and then I take those six colors, and I use them also with this color.  It is probably like a composer does a variation on a certain theme." Willem de Kooning

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