About This Artwork

Willem de Kooning
American, born The Netherlands 1904–1997

Study for Woman VI, 1952

Collage composed of charcoal and pastel on cut-and-pasted ivory wove papers
654 x 507 mm (pieced)
Signed lower center, in graphite: "de Kooning"; inscribed upper left, in graphite: "19 [in circle]”; inscribed center left, in graphite: "10 [in circle]"

Gift of the Gecht Family, 2015.254

© 2017 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Drawings by Abstract Expressionist Painters, Feb. 21 – Mar. 26, 1975.

Chicago, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Abstract Expressionist Art: A Tribute to Harold Rosenberg, Oct. 11 – Nov. 25, 1979.

Newport Beach, Cal., Newport Harbor Art Museum, Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism, July 15 – Sept. 18, 1988; also Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Oct. 12 – Dec. 31, 1988, and the Albright Knox Art Gallery, May 19 - July 9, 1989.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Graphic Modernism: Selections from the Francey and Dr. Martin L. Gecht Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, Nov. 15, 2003 – Jan. 11, 2004, pp. 158–59, cat. 128 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, July 17 – Sept. 13, 2009, no cat.

Ownership History

Sold by Harold Diamond to Francey and Dr. Martin L. Gecht, Chicago, 1976.




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