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de Kooning: A Retrospective

Williem de Kooning MOMA Retrospective Painting 1948

Celebrated for his magnificent abstractions and bubbly female forms,  the MOMA is hosting the largest de Kooning exhibit to date made up of a compilation of almost 200 pieces that cover all 17,000 square feet of the entire sixth floor of the museum.

Williem de Kooning MOMA Retrospective Excavation 1950
Excavation, 1950

The 20th century artist is widely known for defining postwar American art through figural representations and dramatic colors. The retrospective travels through seven decades of de Kooning’s career, from his early works in Holland to his developments in the United States. Included in the exhibition are his black-and-white composition series that shaped his aesthetic as well as the Woman I series that carved his career direction. Having worked in a variety of mediums the show touches on several and includes paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints in addition to famous pieces such as, Pink Angles, ExcavationLabyrinth and third Woman Series.  – Jordana Longo

Williem de Kooning MOMA Retrospective Woman to Landscape 1950-2
Woman to Landscape, 1950-2

Williem de Kooning MOMA Retrospective Woman Sag Harbour 1964
Woman Sag Harbour, 1964

Williem de Kooning MOMA Retrospective Whose Name Was Writ in Water, 1975
Whose Name Was Writ in Water, 1975

Williem de Kooning MOMA Retrospective Rider (Untitled VII), 1985
Rider (Untitled VII), 1985

From September 18, 2011 through January 9, 2012
de Kooning: A Retrospective
Museum Of Modern Art
6F, 11 West 53 Street / 1 212 708 9700

Photos: Courtesy of The NY Times


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