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Willem de Kooning
UNTITLED
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252
Willem de Kooning
UNTITLED
Estimate
180,000250,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Willem de Kooning
1904 - 1997
UNTITLED
signed
oil on paper mounted to board
26 3/4 by 22 in. 68 by 55.9 cm.
Executed circa 1966.
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Provenance

Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
Parke-Bernet, New York, 14 May 1970, Lot 43
Private Collection (acquired from the above sale)
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 3 May 1974, Lot 513
Private Collection (acquired from the above sale)
Solomon & Co Fine Art, New York
Lila Miley Walen, Fort Worth (acquired from the above)
Sotheby’s, New York, 16 November 1995, Lot 272
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

 

Exhibited

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Masterworks from Fort Worth Collections: A Centennial Exhibition, April – June 1992, cat. no. 23, n.p., illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"De Kooning's celebration of human sexuality in his paintings from the 1960s coincided with the changing socio-cultural mores of the decade. Concurrent drawings make clear that he conflated his observations of sunbathers on Long Island beaches with contemporary advertising imagery to create his own libidinous equation of painting and sensual experience."

Judith Zilczer, A Way of Living: The Art of Willem De Kooning, New York 2014, p. 175

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