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Willem de Kooning

Montauk II

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November 17, 01:40 AM GMT


10,000,000 - 15,000,000 USD

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de Kooning | Decades: Property from the de Kooning Family Collection

Willem de Kooning


Montauk II

signed de Kooning (lower left)

oil on paper mounted on canvas

72 ½ by 70 ¼ in.

184.2 by 178.4 cm.

Executed in 1969.


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1904 - 1997年

《蒙托克 II》

款識:藝術家簽名de Kooning(左下)


72 ½ x 70 ¼ 英寸

184.2 x 178.4 公分


The artist
Thence by descent to the present owner
Peter Schjeldahl, “New York Letter,” Art International 13, 1969 no. 8, p. 75 (text)
Philippe Sollers, De Kooning, Vite, Vol. I, Paris 1988, no. 65, p. 82 (text); no. 65, n.p., illustrated in color (Vol. II)
Continuing Education & Summer Session 3, University of New Hampshire, Durham 1996, inside cover, illustrated in color
Richard Holbrooke, A Moveable Feast of American Art: The Official Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Washington D.C., 2000, n.p., (text)
“Arts Calendar,” The East Hampton Star, June 2004, p. C7, illustrated
“A Season of Artistic Achievement at Guild Hall,” The East Hampton Star, June 2004, p. C10, illustrated
Robert Long, “Heavy Hitters at Guild Hall,” The East Hampton Star, July 2004, p. C6, illustrated
Cade Pemberton, “Guild Hall: Celebrating the Artist Next Door,” Hampton Jitney Magazine, June 2004, p. 8, illustrated 
Exh. Cat., New York, The Museum of Modern Art, de Kooning: A Retrospective, 2012, no. 15, p. 390, illustrated in color
“Kostbare Frauen,” Bunte, 4 April 2012, p. 104, illustrated in color (installed in 2012 exhibition at Pinakothek der Moderne in 2012)
Arthur Lubow, "The Afterlife of Willem de Kooning," The New York Times, 16 September 2022, p. C13, illustrated in color (installed in the artist's studio in 2022)
New York, M. Knoedler & Company, Inc, Gorky, de Kooning, Newman, June-September 1969
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, L’art vivant aux Etats-Unis, July-September 1970, pp. 52-53, illustrated 
Milan, Pallazzo Reale, La Ricerca Dell'identita, October 1974-January 1975 
East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum, Willem de Kooning: Works from 1951-1981, May-July 1981, no. 25, p. 20 (text), p. 31, illustrated 
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, In Tandem: The Painter-Sculptor in the Twentieth Century, March-May 1986, no. 5, p. 8 (text)
New York, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., Paintings: de Kooning, Heizer, Mitchell, Moss, Murphy, Rockburne, Smith, June-September 1987
New York, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., In Memory of Xavier Fourcade, September-October, 1987
East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum, Celebrating Willem de Kooning: Selected Paintings and Sculpture, June-July 1994, no. 3, n.p., illustrated in color
Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art and The Yomiuiri Shimbum; Japan, The Miyagi Museum of Art; Ibaraki, The Museum of Modern Art, Founders and Heirs of the New York School, January-August 1997, no. 29, p. 81, illustrated in color
Spain, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno; Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, A Rebours: La Rebelion Informalista (1939-1968), April-October 1999, p. 141, illustrated in color
New York, The Waldorf Astoria (Residence of US Ambassador to the United Nations), Art in Embassies Loan to the United States Mission to the United Nations (Ambassador Richard Holbrook), January 2000-January 2001
East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum, A Celebration of the Guild Hall Academy, June-August 2004, p. 3, illustrated
Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Action Painting, January-May 2008, no. 81, p. 138, illustrated in color
New York, Pace Gallery, Willem de Kooning, The Figure: Movement and Gesture, April-July 2011, no. 32, pp. 11, 53, illustrated in color, p. 57 (text)
Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne, Women: Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Willem de Kooning, 2012, no. 18, pp. 96-97, illustrated in color
Waltham, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Painting Blind, February-June 2015