ELAINE DE KOONING
1920 - 1989
signed and dated 5/15/65
acrylic on paper
sheet: 15 by 21½ in. 38.1 by 54.6 cm.
framed: 20⅞ by 27¼ in. 53 by 69.2 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet undulates slightly, due to the artist’s chosen medium and working method. Several artist pinholes are present in the four corners. Under very close inspection, there is a minor area of stable loss in the lower left quadrant. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Collection of Al and Ruth Sohn, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection, New York (by descent from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner