WILLEM DE KOONING
Woman, ca. 1954-1974
oil, charcoal and gouache on paper laid down on canvas, signed and inscribed lower right "To Max, for old times' sake /Bill / de Kooning"
23 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches (sight)
Provenance: The artist; Private Collection, New York, New York; by descent; Sotheby's, New York, New York, November 13, 2002, lot 227; The Jeanne and Carroll Berry Collection, Atlanta, Georgia.
Exhibitions: Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 4 - May 31, 2007; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, "Advanced and Irascible: Abstract Expressionism from the Collection of Jeanne and Carroll Berry," Jan. 14 - Apr. 30, 2017.
Literature: Stevens, Mary and Annalyn Swan, "de Kooning - An American Master," (New York, New York: Knopf, 2006), p. 145 (describes de Kooning's friendship with Max Margulis, a.k.a. Max the Owl, see also lot 59).
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Tags: The Berry Collection, Irascibles, Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Expressionist, works on paper, 20th century, post war, American, New York school
Condition: Canvas: Not Applicable
Condition: Very Good/Not examined out of frame
Frame: Quality Reproduction
There are 2 spots of surface accretion in the upper left corner and 1 spot to the left of center. Otherwise in generally, very good condition.
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