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Untitled XXV by WILLEM DE KOONING
WILLEM DE KOONING

(AMERICAN, DUTCH, 1904 - 1997)

Untitled XXV

1977


PRICE SOLD
ORIGINAL CURRENCY OF SALE

LOT #8 A

NOVEMBER 15, 2016

Christie's, New York

Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale (Sale 12156)


Untitled XXV Regular price: $179.99 $ 66,327,500 USD Premium66,327,500 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

77.05 in. (195.70 cm.) (height) by 87.99 in. (223.50 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed 'de Kooning' (on the reverse)

Exhibited:

New York, Xavier Fourcade Inc., 20th Century Paintings and Sculptures: Brancusi to Lichtenstein, February-April 1978, n.p. (illustrated in color). Fairfield Museum of Art, Sciences and Industry, Fairfield Arts Festival, Artist of the Year, June 1978. Cedar Falls, University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art; St. Louis Art Museum; Cincinnati, Contemporary Arts Museum and Akron Art Institute, de Kooning: 1969-1978, October 1978-June 1979, n.p., no. 22 (illustrated in color). Seattle, Richard Hines Gallery, Fall Exhibition, October-November 1979. Seattle, Richard Hines Gallery, Willem de Kooning: Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, January-March 1980 (illustrated on exhibition announcement). New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Abstraction in the Twentieth Century: Total Risk, Freedom, Discipline, February-May 1996, p. 120, fig. 121 (illustrated in color).

Literature:

N. Baldwin, “UNI’s New Gallery of Art Opens with ‘de Kooning, 1969-1978,’” Des Moines Sunday Register, 22 October 1978, p. 16 (illustrated). C. Strickland, “The 20th Century’s Abstract Art: an Expression of the Inner Life,” The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, 1 March 1996, p. 10. J. Cuzin and D. Salmon, Fragonard: regards croisés, Paris, 2007, pp. 224-225 (illustrated in color).

Provenance:

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York Mr. Richard C. Hedreen, Seattle Mr. Donald Feuerstein, New York Private collection, Europe Stephen Mazoh, New York Private collection, Philadelphia Anon. sale; Christie’s, New York, 15 November 2006, lot 29 Private collection, Las Vegas Acquired from the above by the present owner


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