Untitled

(1949-1950)

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

Enamel on paper, 18 15/16 x 25 1/2 in. (48 x 64.9 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1196

Provenance:
Jeanne Reynal, New York
Harold Diamond, New York, to 23 January 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 23 January 1964-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Abstract Drawings and Watercolors: USA," 1962-63, cat. no. 43, ill. TOUR: MUSEO DE BELLES ARTES, Caracas, 14 January-14 February 1962; MUSEU DE ARTE MODERNA, Rio de Janeiro, 29 March-22 April; MUSEU DE ARTE MODERNA, Sao Paolo, 10-30 May; MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNA, Buenos Aires, 2-22 July; SALON MUNICIPAL DE EXPOSICIONES, Montevideo, 3-19 August; REIFSHNEIDER GALLERY, Santiago, 24 September-6 October; INSTITUTO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, Lima, 23 October-3 November; CASA DE LA CULTURA EQUATORIANA, Guyaquil, 10-16 November; MUSEO DE ARTE COLONIAL, Quito, 23-30 November; MUSEO NACIONAL, Bogota, 6-27 February 1963; INSTITUTO PANAMENO DE ARTE, Panama City, 11-26 March; PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES, Mexico City, 8-28 May.
ALLAN STONE GALLERY, New York. "Willem de Kooning, Retrospective Drawings, 1936-63," 1-29 February 1964, catalogue, ill., n.p.
MATHILDENHOHE, Darmstadt, Germany. "I. Internationale der Zeichnung," 12 September-15 November 1964, p. 135.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Willem de Kooning," cat. no. 104, 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. 116, ill. p. 61; ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 17 May-6 July; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 28 July-14 September.
WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis. "De Kooning: Drawings and Sculptures," 9 March-21 April 1974. TOUR: NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa, 7 June-21 July; PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, D.C., 14 September-17 October; ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo, 2 December-19 January 1975; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 22 February-6 April; WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GALLERY OF ART, Steinberg Hall, St. Louis, 20 May-22 June 1975.
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. 9, p. 199, 216, colorplate 9, p. 70-71. 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.

Published References:
FRIED, MICHAEL. "New York Letter, " Art International 8 (April 1964), ill. p. 59
ROSENBERG, HAROLD. Willem de Kooning (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1973), ill. plate 72.
GARSON, INEZ. Willem de Kooning in the Hirshhorn Museum and SculptureGarden (New York: Scala, 1974),
ill., n.p.
MIYAHARA, YASUHARU. "Willem de Kooning--The Angry Youths," Mizue 10 (October 1975), p. 77, ill.
YARD, SALLY E. "Willem de Kooning: The First Twenty-six Years in New York--1927-1952," unpublished Ph.D. dissertation (Princeton University, 1980) fig. 228
ZILCZER, JUDITH. "The Drawings of Ibram Lassaw," Drawing 4 (July/August 1982), p. 31, fig. 5.
RICHARD, PAUL. "De Kooning: Driven to Abstraction," The Washington Post (21 October 1993): p. B1, B10.

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