Lot 127
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Willem de Kooning

Estimate
300,000 - 400,000 USD
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Description

  • Willem de Kooning
  • Untitled
  • signed
  • oil on newsprint mounted to canvas
  • 30 1/4 by 22 1/4 in. 76.8 by 56.5 cm.
  • Executed in 1972.

Provenance

Anthony and Janet Hughes, Albany
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York
Irving Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach (acquired from the above in 1996)
Evelyn Amis Fine Art, Miami
Private Collection, Bal Harbor (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, Palm Beach
Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Barbara Mathes Gallery, de Kooning: Works on Paper, October - December 1993, cat. no. 41

Catalogue Note

"[It] surprised me to hear how de Kooning was so interested in art history, for instance, and how much he was interested in Rembrandt, and in what way he was interested. Talked about Picasso, Picasso, Picasso. He says, 'yes...but my—I love Soutine.' And it makes perfect sense."

Wayne Thiebaud
Oral history with Wayne Thiebaud, May 17-18, 2011, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

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