Take a virtual walk around tour of Elaine de Kooning’s sculptural painting Untitled (Totem Pole)
ProvenanceFamily of Elaine de Kooning
She created this piece around 1960, the same period as her well-known bullfight paintings. She left New York in 1957 to begin teaching at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and from there would visit Ciudad Juárez, where she observed the bullfights that inspired her work. An avid traveler, de Kooning drew inspiration from various sources, resulting in a diverse and experimental body of work.