WILLEM DE KOONING | EAST HAMPTON GARDEN PARTY
WILLEM DE KOONING
1904 - 1997
EAST HAMPTON GARDEN PARTY
signed; dated 1976 and inscribed Happy Birthday darling Emilie on the reverse
oil on paper mounted on canvas
30 by 40 ⅜ in. 76.2 by 102.4 cm.
Executed in 1975-1976.
Collection of Emilie S. Kilgore, Houston (gift of the artist in 1976)
Acquired by the present owner from the above
East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum, Willem de Kooning: Works from 1951-1981, May - July 1981, p. 21, no. 30 (illustrated in color on the exhibition poster)
Beverly Hills, Salander O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., Willem de Kooning: An Exhibition of Important Paintings and Works on Paper, January - February 1991, no. 46
Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Convergence: The Hamptons Since Pollock, April - May 2000
Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from the Alumni Collections, February - May 2013, pp. 48 and 177 (illustrated in an installation view)