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Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997

Oil and charcoal on paper mounted on fiberboard, 24 3/8 x 36 3/16 in. (62 x 92 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.1193

Provenance:
The artist, New York, from 1948
Harold Diamond, New York, from 1948-20 June 1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 June 1962-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, University of Texas at Austin. Painting as
Painting, 18 February-1 April 1968, cat. no. 20, p. 22, ill. p. 31.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Willem de Kooning," cat. no. 26, ill. TOUR: STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam, 19 September-17 November 1968; TATE GALLERY, London, 8 December-26 January 1969; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 3 March-27 April, cat. no. 54, ill. p. 85; ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 17 May-6 July; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 28 July-14 September.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 699, colorplate 699, p. 483; p. 681.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston. "Miro in America," 21 April-27 June 1982, fig. 7, p. 10 (unnumbered checklist).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 21 October 1993-9 January 1994, cat. no. 5, pp. 198-99, 216; colorplate 5, p. 64-65. TOUR: FUNDACIO "LA CAIXA," CENTRE CULTURAL, Barcelona, 17 February-3 April 1994; HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, Atlanta, 13 September-27 November 1994; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 10 December 1994-19 February 1995; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, Texas, 19 March-28 May 1995.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "de Kooning: A Retrospective," 18 September 2011-9 January 2012, fig. 10 (color), p. 20; colorplate 48, p. 158.

Published References:
JACOBS, JAY. "Collector: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Art in America 57 (July-August 1969): p. 68
JACOBS, JAY. "Quality as Well as Quantity: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," The Collector in America (New York: Viking, 1971), p. 73
DRUDI, GABRIELLA. Willem de Kooning (Milan: Fratelli Fabbri, 1972), ill. 38
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 700 no. 699, p. 681
GARSON, INEZ. Willem de Kooning in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Scala, 1974), no. 4
BARTON, BRUCE, and JAMES CRAIG. Thirty Centuries of Graphic Design (New York: Watson-Guptill, 1989), p. 171, no. 1
***GIBSON, AMY. Abstract Expressionism N6512 5 A25 G53 1997-not in book
GUAY, HERVE. "Willem de Kooning ou l'art dans sa totalite," Les Arts (November 1993): p. C12+.
UNSIGNED. "Museum and Dealer Catalogues" Drawing 16/1 (May/June 1994): p. 17.
UNSIGNED. "Willem de Kooning, figura clave del expresionismo abstracto," Panorama (February 1994): p. 8.
FRISACH, MONTSE. "El Arte de Kooning," Estrella Magazine 5 (Spring 1994) p. 3.
VOGEL, CAROL. "Inside Art," New York Times, Friday (4 October 1994) (page unknown).

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)