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Woman, (1964)

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

Oil on vellum mounted on paperboard, mounted on fiberboard, 76 7/8 x 35 3/8 in. (193.8 x 90.4 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1208

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

Exhibition History:
CORDIER & EKSTROM, New York (in association with the Public Education Association, New York). "Seven Decades, 1895-1965: Crosscurrents in Modern Art," 26 April-21 May 1966, cat. no. 290, p. 157
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. 28, p. 203, 217, colorplate 28, p. 118. 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.
DAVIS MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. "Collection in Content: Willem de Kooning's Door Cycle," 12 October 1995-26 February 1996, cat. no. 5. TOUR: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART, New York, 14 March-26 May 1996, cat., ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
HESS, THOMAS B. "De Kooning's New Women," Art News 64 (March 1965), ill. p. 36
SUFFIELD, LAURA. "De Kooning at the Hirshhorn," The Art Newspaper 32 (November 1993): p. 10.
GRASSO, SEBASTIANO. "Espressionismo Astratto," Corriere della Sera (13 March 1994): p. 26.
VENDRELL, RAMON. "De Kooning solo visita Barcelona," A Barna 7 (February 1994): p. 9.
ELDERFIELD, JOHN, et al. de Kooning: A Retrospective (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2011), fig. 12, p. 362.

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