Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
Property from the Pincus Collection
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

Two Women

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
Two Women
signed 'de Kooning' (center)
graphite on paper
8 x 8 ¾ in. (20.3 x 22.2 cm.)
Drawn in 1950.
The artist
Fourcade, Droll Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the late owners, 1986
T. Hess, Willem de Kooning, New York, 1968, no. 118.
T. Hess, Willem de Kooning, Amsterdam, 1968, no. 105 (illustrated).
G. Drudi, Willem de Kooning, Milan, 1972, no. 69 (illustrated).
P. Sollers, De Kooning, Vite I, Paris, 1988, p. 80, no. 22.
P. Sollers, De Kooning, Vite II, Paris, 1988, n.p., no. 22 (illustrated).
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada; Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Willem de Kooning: Drawings and Sculpture, March 1974-April 1975, no. 34.
Los Angles, James Corcoran Gallery, Willem de Kooning: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, May 1975-June 1976, no. 16.
New York, C & M Arts, de Kooning: The Women, Works on Paper 1947-1954, September-November 1995, pl. 6 (illustrated).
Valencia, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez and Madrid, Fundación la Caixa, Willem de Kooning, September 2001-March 2002 (illustrated).
Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure, February 2002-January 2003, n.p., pl. 33 (illustrated).
New York, Richard Gray Gallery, Self-Portraits/Portraits, February 2006.

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"The drawings that interest me most are made with closed eyes. With eyes closed, I feel my hand slide down on the paper. I have an image in mind, but the results always surprise me." -- Willem de Kooning

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