Lot 173
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Willem de Kooning

150,000 - 200,000 USD
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  • Willem de Kooning
  • Untitled (Still Life) 
  • signed 
  • oil on board


Betty Parsons Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
Collection of Harold Diamond, New York
Allan Stone Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 1962)
Collection of Aaron Furman, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1965


New York, Allan Stone Gallery, De Kooning/Newman, October - November 1962, illustrated 
Detroit, J.L. Hudson Gallery, Willem de Kooning: Three Decades of Painting, March - April 1968
New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Liquefying Cubism, October 1994 - January 1995, pl. 7, illustrated in color


Gabriella Drudi, Willem de Kooning, Milan 1972, cat. no. 3, illustrated
William C. Seitz, Abstract Expressionist Painting in America, Cambridge 1983, cat. no. 2 

Catalogue Note

"Certainly Cubism with its rigid sculptural grid and carefully delineated volumetric forms was the most influential art idea of the early 20th century. By liquefying Cubism, de Kooning brought Cubism into the age of space-flight, jet-travel and electronic communication. Indeed, de Kooning created such dynamism in his work that one feels that the painting is continually moving and that to look away from it is to miss some of the happening."

Allan Stone in Exh. Cat., New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Liquefying Cubism, 1994, pp. II-III