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    Sale 2049

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Morning Session

    13 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 146

    Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

    Two Figures in Devon

    Price Realised  

    Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
    Two Figures in Devon
    signed 'de Kooning' (lower left); titled and dated 'TWO FIGURES IN DEVON 71' (on the stretcher)
    oil on paper laid down on canvas
    58¼ x 43¼ in. (148 x 109.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1971.


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    Provenance

    Staempfli Gallery, New York
    Emily B. Staempfli, New York
    Estate of Emily B. Staempfli, New York
    Her sale; Sotheby's, 18 November 1992, lot 88
    Waddington Galleries, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2001


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the correct date for the exhibition at Salander O'Reilly Gallery is January-February 1991.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Wielcy Malarzie, p. 24 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Willem de Kooning, 1972, no. 6, (illustrated).
    Beverly Hills, Salander O'Reilly, Willem de Kooning, Important Paintings and Works on Paper, January-February 1991.