Lot 131
  • 131

Willem de Kooning

Estimate
350,000 - 450,000 USD
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Description

  • Willem de Kooning
  • Untitled (Woman Abstraction)
  • signed
  • oil on paper mounted to board
  • 28 3/4 by 22 3/4 in. 73 by 57.8 cm.
  • Executed circa 1962-1963.

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Ostrow, New York
Gift of the above to the present owner in 1979

Exhibited

New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Collection: Art in America after World War II, January - February 1979
East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum, Willem de Kooning: The Reflection of Light, May - July 1981
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20th Century Painting and Modern Sculpture: Modern Painting in the West, October - December 1983, no. 87, p. 126, illustrated in color
Bilbao, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Las Vanguardias Artisticas y el Expressionism, November 1998 - February 1999
Bilbao, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Modern Painting and Sculpture, May 1999 - May 2000
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Global Guggenheim: Selections from the Extended Collection, February - April 2001
Modena, Foro Boario, Action Painting: Dal Disegno all'Opera, Arte Americana 1940-1970, November 2004 - February 2005, n.p., illustrated in color
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism in the Guggenheim Collections, March - November 2005

Catalogue Note

"When I came here [to East Hampton] I made the color of sand—a big pot of paint that was the color of sand. As if I picked up sand and mixed it. And the grey-green grass, the beach grass, and the ocean was all kind of steely grey most of the time. When the light hits the ocean there is kind of a grey light on the water."
Willem de Kooning 
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