Untitled

1949

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

Enamel on paper, 21 11/16 x 30 in. (55.1 x 76.2 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1220

Provenance:
Egan Gallery, New York, to June 1951
Irving Serwer, New York
Kay Hillman, New York, to 29 April 1965
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 29 April 1965-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam. "Willem de Kooning," 19 September-17 November 1968, cat. no. 103, ill. unpaginated. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART INTERNATIONAL CIRCULATING EXHIBITION TOUR: TATE GALLERY, London, 8 December 1968-26 January 1969; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 3 March-27 April 1969, cat. no. 115, not illustrated; ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 16 May-6 July 1969; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 28 July-14 September 1969.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC. "Willem de Kooning: from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 21 October 1993-9 January 1994, cat. no. 8, ill. p. 67, 199, 216. 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.

Published References:
HESS, HAROLD B. "De Kooning," Art News 50/2 (April 1951): p. 24.
DRUDI, GABRIELLA. Willem de Kooning (Milan: Fratelli Fabbri, 1972),
ill. 50
ROSENBERG, HAROLD. Willem de Kooning (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1973), ill. plate 67 (with wrong caption; correct caption erroneously under plate 68)
MIYAHARA, YASUHARU. "Willem de Kooning--The Angry Youths," Mizue
10/847 (October 1975), p. 78, ill.
UNSIGNED. "De Kooning retrospective honors artist's birthday," Antiques and The Arts Weekly (4 November 1994): p. 99.
UNSIGNED. "Willem de Kooning: Hirshhorn Museum," Journal of the Print World (Fall 1995): p. 46.

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

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