WILLEM DE KOONING (American, 1904-1997)
    Charcoal on paper
    8-1/4 x 10-7/8 inches (21.0 x 27.7 cm)
    Signed lower center: de Kooning

    Dorothy Miller, New York
    Private Collection, California (gift from the above)

    Dorothy Miller (1904 - 2003) was MoMA's first American art curator. She was one of the very few women in her time who held a museum position of such responsibility. On an international scale, Miller's most influential show was The New American Painting, which toured eight European countries in 1958 and 1959. This exhibition significantly changed European perceptions of American art, firmly establishing the importance of contemporary American painting, particularly the American Abstract expressionists, for an international audience. This show also included works by Willem de Kooning.

    Condition Report*:

    Paper uneven toned; a 2 x 1 inch triangle repair at lower right sheet edge with asociated tape verso; scuffed surface; matburning along the extreme sheet edges possible due to former mat; havy light staining; paper undulates; backboard staining, verso; possible waterspots, verso Framed Dimensions 22 X 25 Inches

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