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

Oil on wood, 80 x 36 in. (203.2 x 91.4 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1217

The artist, East Hampton, New York, 1965
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1965-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, Philadelphia. "Seven on the Figure," 20 September-16 December 1979, p. 50, ill. p. 46.
ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM, Edinburgh. "Treasures of the Smithsonian," 11 August-4 November 1984. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Washington, DC.
WEXNER CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, Ohio State University, Columbus. "Art in Europe and America: The 1950s and 1960s," 16 February-22 April 1990, unnumbered checklist, p. 22.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. "Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 21 October 1993 - 9 January 1994, no. 36. TOUR: FUNDACIO "LA CAIXA," CENTRE CULTURAL, Barcelona, 17 February -3 April 1994; HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, Atlanta, 13 September - 27 November 1994; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 10 December 1994 - 19 February 1995; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 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. 2. TOUR: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, 14 March 1996-26 May 1996, cat.
C & M ARTS, New York. "De Kooning: Paintings and Related Sculpture, 1964-1973," 3 October 2000-2 December 2000, cat. no. 2.
MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES DE BILBAO, Spain. "Pintura al desnudo: Picasso, DuBuffet, De Kooning, Bacon, Saura," 4 June 2001-19 August 2001, cat. no. 9., colorplate.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "de Kooning: A Retrospective," 18 September 2011-9 January 2012, colorplate 125, p. 359; pp. 356, 360.

Published References:
GARSON, INEZ. Willem de Kooning in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Scala, 1974), no. 12.
SUFFIELD, LAURA. "De Kooning at the Hirshhorn," The Art Newspaper 32 (November 1993): p. 10.
CLIMENT, ELISEU. El Temps (8 March 1994).
FAIRBROTHER, TREVIS. "Willem de Kooning: The Hirshhorn Museum Collection," Preview, MFA Boston (November-December 1994): p. 5.
TEMIN, CHRISTINE. "Doors of perception: Wellesley show is a rare chance to look at de Kooning's heroic years," The Boston Sunday Globe (12 November 1995): p. 57, 62-63.
SCHILLING, MICHAEL et al. "Modern Science and Contemporary Paintings: Preserving an Evolving Legacy," The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter 17 (3 November 2002): p. 6.

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

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