Figure and Landscape No. 2


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

Oil and pencil on paper, mounted on fiberboard, 33 x 15 1/2 in. (83.6 x 39.2 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1184

The artist, New York
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, to 10 January 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 10 January 1959-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston. "De Kooning: 1935-1953," 21 April-8 May 1953, no. 13. TOUR: WORKSHOP ART CENTER, Washington, DC, 13 June-3 July.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "New Images of Man," 29 September-29 November 1959, no. 62. TOUR: BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, 9 January-7 February 1960.
STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam. "Willem de Kooning," 19 September-17 November 1968, no. 48, ill., unpaginated. TOUR: Museum of Modern Art International Circulating Exhibition to TATE GALLERY, London, 8 December-26 January 1969; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 3 March-27 April (no. 54 , ill. p. 85); ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 16 May-6 July; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 28 July-14 September.
PACE GALLERY, New York. "Willem de Kooning and Jean Dubuffet: The Women," 30 November 1990-5 January 1991, pl. 9, unpaginated.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 21 October 1993-9 January 1994, no. 10, p. 216, colorpl. 10, p. 72. TOUR: FUNDACIO "LA CAIXA," CENTRE CULTURAL, Barcelona, 17 February-3 April; HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, Atlanta, 13 September-27 November; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 10 December-19 February 1995; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 19 March-28 May.
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES, WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY, Dayton, Ohio. "Figuration/Abstraction," 17 September-22 October 1995, no. 35.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
SELZ, PETER. New Images of Man (New York: Doubleday, 1959), p. 90
LANES, JERROLD. "Brief Treatise on Surplus Value, or One Man Who Wasn't There," Arts 34/2 (November 1959), ill. p. 30
RUBIN, WILLIAM. "New Images of Man," Art International 3/9 (November/December 1959), ill. p. 4 (as Figure in Landscape, No. 2)
DRUDI, GABRIELLA. Willem de Kooning (Milan: Fratelli Fabbri, 1972), colorplate 65.
ROSENBERG, HAROLD. Willem de Kooning (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1973), plate 80.
GARSON, INEZ. Willem de Kooning at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Scala, 1974), ill., n.p.
BELGRAD, DANIEL. The Social Meanings of Spontaneity in American Arts and Literature, 1940-1960. (Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Dissertation Services, 1996).
UNSIGNED. "Museum and Dealer Catalogues," Drawing 16/1 (May/June 1994), p. 17.
FOX, JUDITH. Woman, Sag Harbor and the Origin of the "Door Paintings," Willem de Kooning's Door Cycle (Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, 1996).
YARD, SALLY. Willem de Kooning (New York: Rizzoli, 1997), fig. 39, p. 54, 127.

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

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