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WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD E. LANG AND JANE LANG DAVIS

Willem de Kooning
FIGURE WITH RED HAIR
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 644,000 USD
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WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD E. LANG AND JANE LANG DAVIS

Willem de Kooning
FIGURE WITH RED HAIR
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 644,000 USD
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Willem de Kooning
1904 - 1997
FIGURE WITH RED HAIR
signed
oil on paper mounted to canvas
23 1/4 by 18 1/2  in. 59 by 47 cm.
Executed in 1967.
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Provenance

Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 1973

Exhibited

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., de Kooning: Paintings and Drawings Since 1963, November - December 1967
Paris, M. Knoedler & Co., de Kooning: Peintures Récentes, June 1968
Coral Gables, University of Miami, The Lowe Art Museum; Chicago, Terra Museum of American Art; New Brunswick, Rutgers University, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum; New York, Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Abstract Expressionism: Other Dimensions: An Introduction to Small Scale Painterly Abstraction in America, 1940-1965, October 1989 - June 1990, fig. 91, p. 110, illustrated 
Seattle Art Museum, The Richard and Jane Lang Collection, February - April 1984, cat. no. 6, p. 19, illustrated

Literature

Thomas B. Hess, de Kooning: Recent Paintings, New York 1967, p. 55, illustrated
Harold Rosenberg, Willem de Kooning, New York 1974, pl. 178, illustrated in color
Estella Lauter, "Homage to Anima: Some Psychological and Cultural Implications of Willem de Kooning's Images of Woman," Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 59, No. 4, Winter 1976, p. 436
Regina Hackett, "A Taste of de Kooning," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2 November 1995, p. D4
Chiyo Ishikawa, Ed., A Community of Collectors: 75th Anniversary Gifts to the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle 2008, pl. 21, p. 37, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"By far the greatest number of paintings in the late sixties and early seventies are those that merge figure and landscape, and so seem to suggest the ancient positive connection between the woman and nature...The Figure with Red Hair appears as a seasoned co-equal to her environment...In the paintings after 1967 it becomes more and more difficult to distinguish one figure from another or from the environment."
Estella Lauter, "Homage to Anima: Some Psychological and Cultural Implications of Willem de Kooning's Images of Woman," Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 59, No. 4, Winter 1976, p. 436

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