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Untitled XXXIX by WILLEM DE KOONING
WILLEM DE KOONING

(AMERICAN, DUTCH, 1904 - 1997)

Untitled XXXIX

1983


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LOT #4

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Sotheby's, New York

Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Sale N09572)


Untitled XXXIX Regular price: $179.99 $ 9,800,000 USD Premium9,800,000 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

70.00 in. (177.80 cm.) (height) by 80.00 in. (203.20 cm.) (width)

Exhibited:

Washington, D.C., The White House, Extended Loan, 1993-2001. . .

Literature:

Carol Vogel, "A de Kooning in the White House," . New York Times , October 22, 1993, illustrated (detail) . Adrian Higgins, "A Celebration of the Tulip on its 400th Birthday: The Flower and the First Lady Share the Spotlight," . Washington Post , March 24, 1994, p. 20 (text). Deborah Solomon, "Design Notebook; Abstract Art's White House Debut," . New York Times , March 24, 1994, n.p., illustrated and (text). "White House Art," . The News , March 26, 1994, illustrated. Hayden Herrera, Willem de Kooning: A Space Odyssey,. Harper's Bazaar , April 1994, p. 195, illustrated (in incorrect orientation). Robert Atkins, "Scene and Heard," . The Village Voice , April 12, 1994, p. 87 (text). "Clintons Update White House Art," . Woodland Hills Daily News , May 12, 1994 (text). Leah Garchik, "Personals: The Clintons Know What They Like," . San Francisco Chronicle , May 12, 1994, p. E10, illustrated (in installation at the White House with Hillary Rodham Clinton). Ernie Freda, "Inside White House Frames," . Atlanta Constitution , May 13, 1994, p. A8 (text). Curtis Ross, "The Clintons Know What They Like," . Tribune & Times , May 15, 1994 (text). Joanna Shaw-Eagle, "A House of Crafts: White House Art," . Washington Times , June 16, 1994, n.p. (text). Mary Lynn Kotz, The Clinton's Choice: Art in The White House,. ArtNews , September 1994, p. 142, illustrated in color (in installation at the White House)

Provenance:

Estate of the Artist (Estate No. 01869). Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Acquired by the present owner from the above in 2002.


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