Lot 106
  • 106

Willem de Kooning

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Willem de Kooning
  • Abstraction
  • signed
  • pastel, wax crayon and graphite on paper
  • 8 1/2 by 11 in. 21.6 by 27.9 cm.
  • Executed circa 1945.


Collection of the artist
Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Houston, Museum of Fine Arts; St. Louis, Washington University Gallery of Art, Willem de Kooning: Drawings and Sculptures, March 1974 - June 1975, fig. 38, cat. no. 19, illustrated
Los Angeles, James Corcoran Gallery, Willem de Kooning: Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, May - June 1976
Düsseldorf, Stadtische Kunsthalle; Kunsthaus Zurich; Brussels, Palais de Beaux-Arts, American Art Between the Two World Wars, June - December 1976
New York, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., Works on Paper, Small Format Objects: From Duchamp to Heizer, February - March 1977
New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Willem de Kooning Drawings: 1920s - 1970s, October 2007 - January 2008, p. 31, illustrated in color
New York, Allan Stone Projects, Master Drawings, January 2016


Robert Hughes, "The Painter as Draftsman," Time, 17 June 1974
Judith Goldman, "Art: Modern Master Drawings," Architectural Digest, September 1977, p. 117, illustrated
Sally Yard, Willem de Kooning: The First Twenty-Six Years in New York: 1927-1952, New York 1980, no. 165, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Art never seems to make me peaceful or pure. I always seem to be wrapped in the melodrama of vulgarity. I do not think of inside or outside—or of art in general—as a situation of comfort." Willem de Kooning