A Conversation with Yvonne Jacquette and Amei Wallach on the life and work of Willem and Elaine de Kooning – Teaser
An exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Elaine and Willem de Kooning will be 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 of the artists by their close friend Rudy Burckhardt.
Highlights include Willem de Kooning’s Woman II, 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.