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

Ink on paper, 23 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (60.3 x 47.6 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1189

The artist, New York, 1961
Harold Diamond, New York, to 7 November 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 7 November 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Willem de Kooning: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture," 15 December 1983-26 February 1984 (cat. no. 81). Tour to Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 11 March-29 April 1984; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 28 June-24 September 1984 (not in catalog).
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. 18, p. 201, 216, colorplate 18, p. 84. TOUR: FUNDACIO "LA CAIXA," CENTRE CULTURAL, Barcelona, Spain, 17 February-3 April 1994; HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, Atlanta, Georgia, 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.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
DENBY, EDWIN. "My Friend de Kooning," Art News Annual 29 (1964), ill. p. 67.
HESS, THOMAS B. Willem de Kooning Drawings (Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, 1972), no. 100, ill. p. 232

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

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