Two Standing Women


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

Oil and charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 29 1/8 x 23 1/4 in. (73.7 x 58.8 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1206

The artist, East Hampton, New York, to summer 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, summer 1964-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam. Willem de Kooning, September 19-November 17, 1968, cat. no. 79, ill. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART INTERNATIONAL CIRCULATING EXHIBITION, TOUR: TATE GALLERY, London, 8 December-26 January 1969; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 3 March-27 April cat. no. 91; ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 17 May-6 July; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 28 July-14 September.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. Willem de Kooning in East Hampton, 3 February-23 April 1978, no. 6, ill. p. 35
CENTRO CULTURAL ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, Mexico City, Mexico. Octavio Paz: Los Privilegios de la Vista, 29 March-1 July 1990, no. 283, pp. 426 (ill.), 522
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. 22, p. 202, 217, colorplate 22, p. 111. TOUR: FUNDACIO "LA CAIXA," CENTRE CULTURAL, Barcelona, 17 February-3 April 1994; 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.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
ROSENBERG, HAROLD. Willem de Kooning (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1973), plate 150
GARSON, INEZ. Willem de Kooning in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Scala, 1974), no. 9.
HUGHES, ROBERT. "Landscapes and the Bodies of Women," Horizon 21/2 (February 1978), p. 14, ill.
CATEFORIS, DAVID. "Willem de Kooning," Art Journal 53/4 (Winter 1994): pp. 86-89.
ZILCZER, JUDITH. "Identifying Willem de Kooning's Reclining Man," American Art 12/2 (Summer 1998): pp.27-35.

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

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