Tag Archives: Willem de Kooning


Dispatches
The Elaine de Kooning house, photographed on May 23, 2015.KATHERINE MCMAHON

Casa de Kooning: An Afternoon at East Hampton’s New Artist Colony

In 1975, Elaine de Kooning bought a modest house on Alewive Brook Road in East Hampton, New York. The town had long served as an artist colony; Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner produced some of their best-known works there and it … Read More


Crime News
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Convicted Art Criminal Claims He Was Sold Fake de Kooning Paintings, Picasso Etchings

After being convicted on counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, false declarations in court, escape, and contempt earlier this year in an art-fraud court case, Californian real estate developer Luke Brugnara is claiming that he was sold fakes, Courthouse News … Read More


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Morning Links: Prado vs. Museum of Royal Collections Edition

Microbes—and the way they colonize us—are the subject of an exhibition at the Eden Project in Cornwall. [The Guardian]Sellers of art estimated to bring in $2.3 billion at the May auctions include billionaire money manager Steven A. Cohen and New York … Read More


Market News
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Records for Danh Vo, Tauba Auerbach and Rashid Johnson at $52 M. Phillips Contemporary Art Sale

Earlier tonight Phillips ended the week of contemporary art auctions in New York with a small sale that saw new records for Danh Vo, Tauba Auerbach and Rashid Johnson but brought in just $51.96 million with premium, below the evening’s … Read More


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Christie’s Contemporary Art Sale Nets $852.9 M., All-Time Auction Record

Records fall for Twombly, Ruscha, Doig, Kippenberger, Sturtevant, Price, and more Read More


Looking at Art
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The Key to Understanding John Cage’s Silent Piece at MoMA

A starkly empty drawing is the centerpiece of a Museum of Modern Art exhibition that explores John Cage’s world-altering role in the creation and development of postmodernism Read More


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Dough! Pizza Art at Marlborough

A show at the gallery’s new Lower East Side space riffs on the pie, the toppings, and even the box Read More


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Cross Current: Byzantine Connections at the Menil

Crucifixions and reflections from then and now in a show linking present and past Read More


Features
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De Kooning Paints a Picture

The former ARTnews editor traces the “Hamlet-like history” of an Abstract Expressionist classic Read More


Reviews
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Driven to Abstraction?

Willem de Kooning at the Museum of Modern Art Read More


Trends
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Say It with Flowers—or Gourds, Goats, Fur Cups, or Fried Eggs

The interpretation of sexual symbols in art is everywhere. But what we view as erotic often tells us less about the artists than it does about our own sensibilities. Read More


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Matisse’s first show at MoMA opened its third season, in 1931. ©THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

How Our Critics Spoke

The good, the bad, the splendid, the beautiful, and “a negation of everything under the sun and the sun itself”. Read More


Profiles

De Kooning’s Deception

Photographing the painter at work was a tricky proposition. Read More