de Kooning x de Kooning
An exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Elaine and Willem de Kooning on view at Heather James Fine Art, New York, from November 8, 2018 – February 28, 2019. de Kooning X de Kooning also features a selection of photographs by their close friend Rudy Burckhardt.
Highlights include Willem de Kooning’s Woman II Springs, c. 1961, part of a critical body of work that became known as his “Women” series. This signature painting will be joined by earlier gouaches from 1937-42 — initiated right before meeting Elaine — and a pair of his small-scaled abstract paintings completed in 1958 — soon after the couple separated. Elaine de Kooning’s skill at integrating abstraction into realistic portraiture is reflected in a grouping of her large-scale oil paintings and sketches of subjects including writers and friends.