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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Willem de Kooning.
New York : Rizzoli, 1997
|Named Person:||Willem De Kooning; Willem De Kooning|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sally Yard; Willem De Kooning
|Description:||128 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm|
Author Sally Yard details the progress of de Kooning's career, from his brief stint as a WPA painter, to his first one-person exhibition of abstract work in 1948. Five years later, an exhibition of women painted in aggressive, lashing gestures stunned contemporaries, not only for the vehemence of the artist's attack, but also for the reversal of direction from abstraction to figuration. The alternation and intertwining of these two genres remained fundamental to de Kooning's work over six decades.