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WILLEM DE KOONING (1904-1997)

 
Willem de Kooning is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism. The movement focused on non-representational art that placed primacy on the artist’s emotion and mark making. While one of the pioneers of the AbEx movement and a leader within “The Irascibles”, pure abstraction did not much interest de Kooning.
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<br> “Wow” presents not just free movement of the brush but the power of de Kooning to sculpt color on a flat plane. Despite seeming to be a near complete abstraction of paint and form, de Kooning creates an interplay between the color and the brushstrokes and the text of the newsprint Willem de Kooning is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism. The movement focused on non-representational art that placed primacy on the artist’s emotion and mark making. While one of the pioneers of the AbEx movement and a leader within “The Irascibles”, pure abstraction did not much interest de Kooning.
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<br> “Wow” presents not just free movement of the brush but the power of de Kooning to sculpt color on a flat plane. Despite seeming to be a near complete abstraction of paint and form, de Kooning creates an interplay between the color and the brushstrokes and the text of the newsprint Willem de Kooning is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism. The movement focused on non-representational art that placed primacy on the artist’s emotion and mark making. While one of the pioneers of the AbEx movement and a leader within “The Irascibles”, pure abstraction did not much interest de Kooning.
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<br> “Wow” presents not just free movement of the brush but the power of de Kooning to sculpt color on a flat plane. Despite seeming to be a near complete abstraction of paint and form, de Kooning creates an interplay between the color and the brushstrokes and the text of the newsprint Willem de Kooning is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism. The movement focused on non-representational art that placed primacy on the artist’s emotion and mark making. While one of the pioneers of the AbEx movement and a leader within “The Irascibles”, pure abstraction did not much interest de Kooning.
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<br> “Wow” presents not just free movement of the brush but the power of de Kooning to sculpt color on a flat plane. Despite seeming to be a near complete abstraction of paint and form, de Kooning creates an interplay between the color and the brushstrokes and the text of the newsprint Willem de Kooning is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism. The movement focused on non-representational art that placed primacy on the artist’s emotion and mark making. While one of the pioneers of the AbEx movement and a leader within “The Irascibles”, pure abstraction did not much interest de Kooning.
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<br> “Wow” presents not just free movement of the brush but the power of de Kooning to sculpt color on a flat plane. Despite seeming to be a near complete abstraction of paint and form, de Kooning creates an interplay between the color and the brushstrokes and the text of the newsprint Willem de Kooning is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism. The movement focused on non-representational art that placed primacy on the artist’s emotion and mark making. While one of the pioneers of the AbEx movement and a leader within “The Irascibles”, pure abstraction did not much interest de Kooning.
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<br> “Wow” presents not just free movement of the brush but the power of de Kooning to sculpt color on a flat plane. Despite seeming to be a near complete abstraction of paint and form, de Kooning creates an interplay between the color and the brushstrokes and the text of the newsprint Willem de Kooning is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism. The movement focused on non-representational art that placed primacy on the artist’s emotion and mark making. While one of the pioneers of the AbEx movement and a leader within “The Irascibles”, pure abstraction did not much interest de Kooning.
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<br> “Wow” presents not just free movement of the brush but the power of de Kooning to sculpt color on a flat plane. Despite seeming to be a near complete abstraction of paint and form, de Kooning creates an interplay between the color and the brushstrokes and the text of the newsprint
Wow196922 1/2 x 15 in.(57.15 x 38.1 cm) oil on newsprint
Provenance
Private Collection, acquired directly from Artist
Private Collection, New York
Spanierman Gallery, New York
OK Harris, New York
Woodward Gallery, New York City
Private Collection, Florida
Willem de Kooning is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism. The movement focused on non-representational art that placed primacy on the artist’s emotion and mark making. While one of the pioneers of the AbEx movement and a leader within “The Irascibles”, pure abstraction did not much interest de Kooning.

“Wow” presents not just free movement of the brush but the power of de Kooning to sculpt color on a flat plane. Despite seeming to be a near complete abstraction of paint and form, de Kooning creates an interplay between the color and the brushstrokes and the text of the newsprint
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