Two Women

Willem de Kooning American, born The Netherlands

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After flirting with near-abstraction in 1949 and 1950, de Kooning returned to his favorite motif, the female figure. This small painting was made in the summer of 1953, when the artist worked at the East Hampton house of the dealers Ileana Sonnabend and Leo Castelli. He inscribed it to Muriel and Jay Steinberg.

Two Women, Willem de Kooning (American (born The Netherlands), Rotterdam 1904–1997 East Hampton, New York), Oil, enamel and charcoal on paper

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