Self-Portrait

Artist:
Elaine de Kooning (American, Brooklyn, New York 1918–1989 Southampton, New York)
Date:
1946
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
23 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (60.3 x 50.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
George A. Hearn Fund, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.411
Not on view
the artist's sister, Marjorie Luyckx, Freeport, Long Island (1946–94; gift of the artist; sold through the Washburn Gallery, New York, to MMA)

Roslyn Harbor, N. Y. Nassau County Museum of Art. "Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends," February 28–May 23, 1993, unnumbered cat. (p. 36; as "Self Portrait," c. 1945, lent by Marjorie Luyckx).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: 1993–1995," July 28–September 24, 1995, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Looking At You," January 26–September 30, 2001, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lens and the Mirror, Part 1: Modern Self-Portraits from the Collection," April 7–July 12, 2009, no catalogue.

East Hampton, N.Y. Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. "Elaine de Kooning Portrayed," August 6–October 31, 2015, no. 4.

Constance Schwartz in Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends. Exh. cat., Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., 1993, p. 7.

Franklin Hill Perrell in Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends. Exh. cat., Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., 1993, pp. 16, 77, ill. p. 36 (color), states that this painting combines classical and modernist elements, demonstrating that the artist was not confined to the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Lowery S. Sims in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1994–1995." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 53 (Fall 1995), p. 67, ill. (color).

Roberta Smith. "Avoiding the Hip, the Trendy, and the Political." New York Times (September 8, 1995), p. C24.

Phyllis Braff. Elaine de Kooning Portrayed. Exh. cat., Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. East Hampton, 2015, pp. 8, 65, ill. and colorpl. 4.