Willem de Kooning
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Living in Color: The Collection of Morris and Rita Pynoos
Willem de Kooning
1904 - 1997
signed de Kooning and titled Head (lower left)
oil on paper mounted to paperboard
36⅜ by 24¾ in.
92.4 by 62.9 cm.
Executed in 1974.
This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of handling and wear to the sheet, which has been mounted to paperboard. The edges of the sheet are time stained and mat burned, which is obscured by the current mat. Under close inspection, there are scattered raised areas which appear to be related to the mounting of the sheet to the paperboard. Under further close inspection, there are scattered surface abrasions and areas of rubbing with resultant skinning, most noticeable along the bottom center and top center of the composition. Framed under Plexiglas.
Framed dimensions: 41 1/4 by 30 in. (104.8 by 76.2 cm.)
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