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ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL: PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Willem de Kooning
HIGH POINT
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 USD
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ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL: PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Willem de Kooning
HIGH POINT
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Willem de Kooning
1904 - 1997
HIGH POINT
signed
oil on vellum and newsprint collage mounted to Masonite
44 3/4 by 28 3/8 in. 113.7 by 72.1 cm.
Executed in 1964.
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Provenance

Paul Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles
Collection of John Powers, New York (acquired circa 1970)
Private Collection
Lyn Segal Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in January 2005

Exhibited

New York, Allan Stone Gallery, de Kooning/Cornell, February - March 1965, fig. 7, illustrated
Los Angeles, Paul Kantor Gallery, Willem de Kooning, March - April 1965, fig. 6, illustrated

Literature

Nancy Marmer, "Review: Paul Kantor Gallery, de Kooning," Artforum, Vol. 3, No. 8, May 1965, p. 13, illustrated
Yoshiyuki Fuji and Yamakawa Kenichi, Contemporary Great Masters: Willem de Kooning, Tokyo 1993, pl. 73, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"The women I paint now are very friendly and pastoral, like my landscapes, and not so aggressive. Women are the symbol of civilization, like the Venus of Willendorf. I can't get away from the femaleness—those breasts are such great shapes."
Willem de Kooning

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