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    Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
    Untitled (Figures in a Landscape), 1968
    Charcoal on tracing paper laid on paper
    18-3/4 x 23-7/8 inches (47.6 x 60.6 cm) (sheet)
    Signed lower right: de Kooning

    Property from the Collection of Mary Ann and Henry Gans

    PROVENANCE:
    M. Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York;
    Lester Avnet Collection;
    Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, March 18, 1976, lot 53;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    M. Knoedler & Co., New York, "de Kooning: Recent Works," November 14 - December 02, 1967;
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, "Willem de Kooning in East Hampton," February 10-April 23, 1978.

    LITERATURE:
    Thomas Hess, de Kooning: Recent Paintings, 1967, Walker & Co. for M. Knoedler & Co., New York, exhibition catalogue, p.25, illustrated.
    Thomas Hess, William de Kooning Drawings, 1972, New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, pl.116, p. 256, illustrated;
    Harold Rosenberg, Willem de Kooning, 1973, Harry N. Abrams, New York, pl. 160, illustrated;
    Harry F. Gaugh, De Kooning, Abbeville Press, New York, 1983, pl. 80, p. 91, illustrated;
    Dianne Waldman, Williem de Kooning in East Hampton, 1978, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, exhibition catalogue, fig. 69, illustrated.


    Condition Report*: This work is taped to the mount along the reverse edges with acid-free linen tape; there are some scattered handling creases, notably within the upper right quadrant; the paper is toned along the edges with some foxing visible; otherwise, no other major apparent condition issues of note; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 26 X 30.75 Inches
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