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Untitled

A work made of black enamel paint on off-white wove paper.
© 2018 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of black enamel paint on off-white wove paper.

Date:

c. 1950

Artist:

Willem de Kooning
American, born Netherlands, 1904-1997

About this artwork

Born in Rotterdam, Willem de Kooning entered the United States as a stowaway on a freighter in 1926. He quickly made his way to New York, where he met Arshile Gorky, one of his closest friends. The artist’s first one-man show, held in a gallery in New York in 1948, featured black-and-white enamel compositions, to which the present example is related. By the 1950s, de Kooning was an acknowledged leader of Abstract Expressionism in America.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Willem de Kooning

Title

Untitled

Origin

United States

Date

1949–1951

Medium

Black enamel paint on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

485 × 651 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Katharine Kuh

Reference Number

1986.138

Copyright

© 2018 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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