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Willem de Kooning
EAST HAMPTON IV
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 312,500 USD
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265
Willem de Kooning
EAST HAMPTON IV
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 312,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Willem de Kooning
1904 - 1997
EAST HAMPTON IV
signed 
oil on paper mounted to canvas
23 1/4 by 18 1/2 in. 50.1 by 47 cm.
Executed in 1968.
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Provenance

Private Collection, The Netherlands
Diederiks Auction House, The Hague, 29 August 1983, Lot 116
Private Collection, The Netherlands
Christie’s, New York, 16 November 2000, Lot 144
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco 
Solomon & Co., New York
Private Collection, New York
Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Arts, New York (acquired from the above in 2013)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2015

Exhibited

New York, Knoedler & Co., De Kooning, January 1968 - March 1969, no. 12
San Francisco, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, Pairings: Discovered Dialogues in Post War Abstraction, July - August 2003, p. 23, illustrated in color

Literature

Anonymous, "de Kooning Paintings Auctioned in The Hague," Haagsche Courant,  27 August 1983
Anonymous, "60,000ƒ‎ for de Kooning Painting," Haagsche Courant, 30 August 1983

Catalogue Note

"It is breathtaking to see the traces of the brush racing across the canvas at breakneck speed, groping, raw and sublime, and uniting or overlapping within the space of the canvas. They almost seem to have lost control, driven by an inner dynamic, slobbering, smearing, smudging, spilling, crusted, and spattering, veering away from the whole of the picture. And yet the picture whole, the whole of the painting, is unmistakably present...Such a candid commitment to process, to emergence and inevitable passing, makes this life of ceaseless movement in and through painting essentially heroic and dauntless."
Bernhard Mendes Bürgi in Exh. Cat., Kunstmuseum Basel, De Kooning: Paintings 1960-1980, 2005, p. 26

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