Mae West

(1964)

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

Oil and charcoal on resin-coated paper, 23 13/16 x 18 5/8 in. (60.5 x 47.3 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1202

Provenance:
The artist, East Hampton, New York, to 1964
Harold Diamond, New York, to 1 June 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1 June 1964-17 May 1966 (gift of Harold Diamond)
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
PAUL KANTOR GALLERY, Beverly Hills. Willem de Kooning, 22 March-30 April 1965, ill.
SUMMER FESTIVAL, Conference Building, Aspen, Colorado. Willem de Kooning, July 1965
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 21 October 1993-9 January 1994, cat.

Published References:
GENAUER, EMILY. "The Bounty of Aspen," New York Herald Tribune (18 July 1965), p. 33.
GARSON, INEZ. Willem de Kooning at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Scala, 1974), ill., n.p.
GAUGH, HARRY F. Willem de Kooning (New York: Abbeville Press, 1983), fig. 39, pp. 48-49, 121

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