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Woman

Artist:
Willem de Kooning (American (born The Netherlands), Rotterdam 1904–1997 East Hampton, New York)
Date:
1966
Medium:
Oil on paper, mounted on cardboard
Dimensions:
38 x 23 3/4 in. (96.5 x 60.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Longview Foundation, Inc., in memory of Audrey Stern Hess, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.189.6
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): de Kooning
Longview Foundation, Inc., Freeport, N.Y. (until 1975; their gift to MMA)

Bellingham, Wash. Whatcom Museum of History and Art. "5000 Years of Art: An Exhibition from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art," December 4, 1976–October 2, 1977, no. 86.

Southampton, N. Y. Parrish Art Museum. "Twentieth Century American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 25–December 31, 1977, no. 28 (as "Study for a Woman").

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. "La Peinture Américaine au 20e Siècle de la Collection du Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 28–August 23, 1978, no. 27 (as "Etude de Femme").

Mexico City. Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo. "Octavio Paz: Los Privilegios de la Vista," March–June 1990, no. 284 (as "Estudio de Mujer").

Atlanta. High Museum of Art. "Abstract Expressionism, Works on Paper: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 26–April 4, 1993, no. 10.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Abstract Expressionism, Works on Paper: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 4–September 12, 1993, extended to November 7, 1993, no. 10.

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. "Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper, Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 11–June 4, 1995, no. 27.

Dayton, Ohio. University Art Galleries, Wright State University. "Figuration, Abstraction: Fairfield Porter, Willem de Kooning," September 17–October 22, 1995, no. 36.

Madrid. Fundación Juan March. "Expresionismo Abstracto: Obra Sobre Papel, Colección The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," May 9–July 2, 2000, no. 28.

Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao. "Pintura al desnudo: Picasso, Dubuffet, De Kooning, Bacon, Saura," June 11–August 19, 2001, no. 12.

Kunstforum Wien. "Willem de Kooning," January 13–March 28, 2005, no. 25.

Kunsthal Rotterdam. "Willem de Kooning," April 17–July 3, 2005, no. 27.

Helen A. Harrison. Twentieth Century American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, N. Y., 1977, p. 34, no. 28, ill.

Helen A. Harrison in La Peinture Américaine au 20e Siècle de la Collection du Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Brussels, 1978, unpaginated, no. 27, ill., reprints Ref. Harrison 1977.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. Abstract Expressionism, Works on Paper: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., High Museum of Art, Atlanta. New York, 1992, p. 28, fig. 10 (color), states that this painting exemplifies the artist's statement "flesh is the reason why oil paint was invented".

Holland Cotter. "Abstract Expressionism: The Lighter, Quieter Side." New York Times (June 4, 1993), p. C24.

Lisa Messinger. Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper, Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, 1995, p. 54, no. 27, ill. (color).

Lisa M. Messinger. Expresionismo Abstracto: Obra Sobre Papel, Colección The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York. Exh. cat., Fundación Juan March. Madrid, 2000, pp. 64–65, no. 28, ill. p. 71 (color).

Florian Steininger in Willem de Kooning. Ed. Ingried Brugger and Florian Steininger. Exh. cat., Kunstforum Wien. Vienna, 2005, pp. 77, 187, no. 25, ill. p. 82 (color).



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