Untitled III


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

Oil on canvas, 88 x 77 1/16 in. (223.4 x 195.6 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Partial Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, by exchange, and Museum Purchase, 1982

Accession Number: 82.135

The artist, East Hampton, New York, 1981
Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, January 1982-12 August 1982
Partial Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, by exchange, and Museum Purchase, 1982

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Five Distinguished Alumni: The W.P.A. Federal Art Project, An Exhibition Honoring the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Centennial," 21 January-22 February 1982, no. 9, ill. p. 5.
XAVIER FOURCADE, INC., New York. "Willem de Kooning: New Paintings, 1981-1982," 17 March-1 May 1982, ill. announcement cover.
STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam. "Willem de Kooning: The North Atlantic Light 1960-1983," 11 May-3 July 1983, no. 35, p. 58, ill. TOUR: LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Humlebaek, 15 July-4 September; MODERNA MUSEET, Stockholm, 17 September-30 October.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Willem de Kooning: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture," 15 December 1983-26 February 1984, no. 252, ill. p. 235. TOUR: AKADEMIE DER KUNSTE, Berlin, 11 March-29 April; MUSEE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 28 June-24 September, ill. p. 143.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 21 October 1993-9 January 1994, no. 49. TOUR: FUNDACIO "LA CAIXA," CENTRE CULTURAL, Barcelona, 17 February-3 April; 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.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. "Willem de Kooning: The Late Paintings, the 1980's," 29 September 1995-7 January 1996, cat. no. 3, p. 83; p. 118-9. TOUR: WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 4 February-5 May; KUNSTMUSEUM, Bonn, 14 June-11 August; MUSEUM BOYMANS-VAN BEUNINGEN, Rotterdam, 9 September-25 November; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 22 January-29 April 1997.
L & M ARTS, New York. "Willem de Kooning 1981-1986," 11 September-17 November 2007.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "de Kooning: A Retrospective," 18 September 2011-9 January 2012, p. 450; colorplate 181, p. 452.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Peter Coffin: Here and There," 29 June-6 October 2013, no cat.

Published References:
HAMILTON, SUSAN, ed. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Centennial Calendar
of Events (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982), ill. p. 17
GARCIA-HERRAIZ, ENRIQUE. "El Gran Legado de los Abstractos de Kooning y Motherwell," Goya 166 (January/February 1982), p. 227, ill.
BERMAN, AVIS. "Willem de Kooning: 'I am Only Halfway Through,'" Art
News 81/2 (February 1982), p. 68
(SWIFT, MARY.) "F.D.Art at W.P.A.," The Georgtowner (February 5-18,
1982), p. 25
WILKIE, KEN. "Willem de Kooning: Portrait of a Modern Master," Holland
Herald 17/3 ([March?] 1982), ill. pp. 22 (in studio), 24
SCHJELDAHL, PETER. "Delights by de Kooning," Village Voice (13 April 1982), ill. p. 79 (installation photograph at Fourcade)
ROSE, BARBARA. "De Kooning and Hockney--New Approaches to Drawing," Vogue (July 1982), ill. p. 194
PHILLIPS, DEBORAH C. "Willem de Kooning," Art News 81 (Summer 1982), p. 195
CAMPBELL, LAWRENCE. "Willem de Kooning at Fourcade," Art in America 70 (September 1982), p. 161
GAUGH, HARRY F. Willem de Kooning (New York: Abbeville Press, 1983),
UNSIGNED. "Washington [exhibitions]," Residence 5 (November 1983)
PEPPER, CURTIS BILL. "The Indomitable de Kooning," New York Times
Magazine (20 November 1983), sec. 6, ill. pp. 46-47
SOLLERS, PHILIPPE. De Kooning, Vite (Paris: Editions de la Difference,
1987), no. 106, ill.
WALDMAN, DIANE. Willem de Kooning (New York: Harry N. Abrams with
the National Museum of American Art, 1988), no. 108
GODDARD, DONALD. American Painting (New York: Hugh Lauter Levin
Associates, 1990), p. 249
TULLY, JUDY. "De Kooning at 90," Art & Auction 16/4 (November 1993): pp. 114-119, 162.
UNSIGNED. "Artist Roy Lichtenstein turns 70; tributes to Willem de Kooning," The Philadelphia Inquirer ( 5 December 1993): p. H6.
CATEFORIS, DAVID. "Willem de Kooning," Art Journal 53/4 (Winter 1994): 86-89.
SCHIFF, BENNETT. "For de Kooning painting has been 'a way of living,'" Smithsonian 25/1 (April 1994): p. 108.
LASKER, JONATHAN. "Willem de Kooning: Paintings for Life," Jong Holland 1 (10 January 1994): p. 4.
WOLFE, JUDITH. "Van Wim tot Bill de Kooning: Zeven decennia thematiek en vorm," Jong Holland 1 (10 Jargaang 1994): p. 6.
TULLY, JUDD. Art & Value 2/1 (1994): p. 61.
FAIRBROTHER, TREVOR. "Willem de Kooning: The Hirshhorn Museum Collection," Preview: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (November, December 1994): p. 5.
FORMAN, DEBBIE. Cape Cod Times ([1994 or 1995]): C1, C6.
CHADWICK, SUSAN. Willem de Kooning: MFA show not as abstract as artist's vision," The Houston Post (23 MArch 1995): p. D1, D8.
KALIL, SUSIE. "Defining de Kooning," Houston Press (20-26 April 1995): p. 4.
GARRELS, GARY. "Three Toads in the Garden: Line, Color, and Form," Willem de Kooning: The Late Paintings, the 1980's (1997): 10.
STORR, ROBERT. "At LAst Light," Willem de Kooning: The Late Paintings, the 1980's (1997): p. 40.
AIME, JENNIFER. "Abstract Reality: Willem de Kooning's late work marked by Alzheimer's disease," A&E (1 February 1996): pp. 1-3.
ANFAM, DAVID. "San Francisco and Minneapolis: Late de Kooning," The Burlington Magazine (March 1996): p. 218.
ARTNER, ALAN. "The last master," Chicago Tribune (6 April 1997): section 7.

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