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Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
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Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

(i)-(iii) Untitled

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
(i)-(iii) Untitled
each: signed 'de Kooning' (lower right)
each: charcoal on paper
each: 11 x 8 3/8in. (28 x 21.3cm.)
(3)Executed in 1965-1970
The Estate of the artist.
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.
Sprüth Magers Lee, London.
Gagosian Gallery, London.
Simon Lee Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

‘I am always in the picture somewhere. The amount of space I use I am always in, I seem to move around in it. And there seems to be a time when I lose sight of what I wanted to do, and then I am out of it. If the picture has a countenance I keep it. If it hasn’t, I throw it away’ (W. de Kooning, quoted in R. Motherwell, A. Reinhardt and B. Karpel (eds.), Modern Artists in America, First Series, 1952, p. 12).

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