A Pivotal Painting by Willem de Kooning

30 September | New York

Painted in the mid 1960s, Untitled represents a pivotal moment in de Kooning’s career, a period which breathed new life into his practice. Pertaining to the same private collection since the 1960s, Untitled is a triumphant example of de Kooning’s career-long investigation into the intersection of abstraction and figuration. Illustrating his masterful ability to marry organic forms with abstract compositions, Untitled wavers between human and landscape, figuration and abstraction. Subtle hints of figuration – a hand, a face, a pair of legs – are swept into a whirlwind of color and energy, morphing de Kooning's female subject into something evoking a dynamic coastal landscape.

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