Judgment Day

Willem de Kooning (American (born The Netherlands), Rotterdam 1904–1997 East Hampton, New York)

Oil and charcoal on paper
22 1/8 x 28 1/2in. (56.2 x 72.4cm) 30 1/2 x 36 3/4 x 2 in. (77.5 x 93.3 x 5.1 cm) (Frame)
Credit Line:
From the Collection of Thomas B. Hess, Gift of the heirs of Thomas B. Hess, 1984
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Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Provenance

    Edwin Denby and Rudolph Burckhardt, New York; Thomas B. Hess, New York

  • Exhibition History

    New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, December 1983-February 26, 1984. ¦Willem de Kooning: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture¦. Exh. cat. # 158. (Exhibition traveled to Akademie de Kunst, Berlin and Musee Nationale d'Art Moderne, Paris.)

    Atanta: High Museum of Art, Jan.26-Apr. 4, 1993; New York: MMA, May 4-Nov. 7, 1993. ¦Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper¦, by Lisa Mintz Messinger. cat. #5, pp.18-30.

    Genève: Musée Rath, 27 October 1995 to 7 January 1996. ¦Les figures de la liberté¦, Commissaire Claire Stoullig. Exh. cat. #142, p. 250 (illus. in color).

    Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 8 May-5 September 1994; New York: MMA, 11 October 1994-January 1995; London: Tate Gallery, 15 February-7 May 1995. Sylvester, David, Richard Schiff, Marla Prather, ¦Willem de Kooning Paintings¦, Washington D.C. 1994, pl.8, p.107 (illus in color).

    Madrid, Spain: Fundacion Juan March, May 8 - July 2, 2000. ¦Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper, Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art¦. Exh. Cat. Pg. 63, Cat. no. 24 (illus. in color).

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "de Kooning: A Retrospective," September 18, 2011–January 9, 2012, no. 34.

  • References

    Cummings, Paul, Jorn Merkert, Claire Stoullig, Willem de Kooning: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture. New York, 1983, p.157, fig. 158.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notoble Acquisitions: 1984-1985. New York. 1985, pp. 56-57 (illustrated p. 57).

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