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De Kooning

Five Decades
April 19 - June 15, 2019

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Art Works

Willem de Kooning Untitled (Three Figures)  1...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled (Three Figures) 

1947

oil, enamel paints, graphite, and charcoal on paper 

20 3/4 x 24 inches (52.7 x 61 cm) 

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Red Torso circa 1948-49 oil on p...

Willem de Kooning

Red Torso

circa 1948-49

oil on paper

18 x 23 1/4 inches (45.7 x 59.1 cm)

Private Collection, Courtesy of Michael N. Altman Fine Art & Advisory Services, LLC 

Willem de Kooning Two Women IV 1952 graphite, colo...

Willem de Kooning

Two Women IV

1952

graphite, colored chalks, charcoal, and gouache on paper

16 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches (41.9 x 51.4 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Woman 1952 pastel and graphite o...

Willem de Kooning

Woman

1952

pastel and graphite on paper

24 1/4 x 16 1/8 inches (61.6 x 41 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Woman Seated and Standing ...

Willem de Kooning

Woman Seated and Standing 

1952

pastel and charcoal on paper

21 3/8 x 24 3/8 inches (54.3 x 61.9 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Woman III 1952-53 oil on canvas...

Willem de Kooning

Woman III

1952-53

oil on canvas

68 x 48 1/2 inches (172.7 x 123.2 cm)

Private collection

Willem de Kooning Two Women 1953 oil on paper moun...

Willem de Kooning

Two Women

1953

oil on paper mounted on canvas

21 7/8 x 28 1/2 inches (55.6 x 72.4 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Woman 1953 oil, enamel paints, a...

Willem de Kooning

Woman

1953

oil, enamel paints, and charcoal on paper mounted on canvas

29 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches (74 x 54.5 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Woman 1953 charcoal on paper 36...

Willem de Kooning

Woman

1953

charcoal on paper

36 x 23 5/8 inches (91.4 x 60 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Monumental Woman 1954 charcoal o...

Willem de Kooning

Monumental Woman

1954

charcoal on paper

28 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches (71.8 x 57.2 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland

Willem de Kooning Two Women 1964 oil on vellum mou...

Willem de Kooning

Two Women

1964

oil on vellum mounted on canvas

61 x 37 inches (154.94 x 93.98 cm) 

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Woman as Landscape 1954-55 oil a...

Willem de Kooning

Woman as Landscape

1954-55

oil and charcoal on canvas

65 1/2 x 49 3/8 inches (166.4 x 125.4 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Composition 1955 oil, enamel, an...

Willem de Kooning

Composition

1955

oil, enamel, and charcoal on canvas

79 1/8 x 69 1/8 inches (201 x 175.6 cm)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 

Willem de Kooning Police Gazette 1955 oil, enamel,...

Willem de Kooning

Police Gazette

1955

oil, enamel, and charcoal on canvas

43 1/4 x 50 1/4 inches (109.9 x 127.6 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Sagamore 1955 oil, enamel and ch...

Willem de Kooning

Sagamore

1955

oil, enamel and charcoal on paper mounted on board

22 1/2 x 28 inches (57.2 x 71.1 cm) 

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled #4 1956-58 pastel on pa...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled #4

1956-58

pastel on paper

22 1/2 x 21 inches (57.1 x 53.4 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Pastorale 1963 oil on canvas 70...

Willem de Kooning

Pastorale

1963

oil on canvas

70 x 80 inches (177.8 x 203.2 cm)

Private Collection

WIllem de Kooning Woman and Child 1967 oil on pape...

WIllem de Kooning

Woman and Child

1967

oil on paper mounted on canvas

52 1/2 x 47 5/8 nches (133.4 x 121 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Clamdigger 1972 bronze 59 1/2 x...

Willem de Kooning

Clamdigger

1972

bronze

59 1/2 x 29 5/8 x 23 3/4 inches (151.1 x 75.2 x 60.3 cm) 

Private Collection, Courtesy of McClain Gallery 

Willem de Kooning Cross-Legged Figure 1972 bronze...

Willem de Kooning

Cross-Legged Figure

1972

bronze

24 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 16 inches (62.2 x 45.1 x 40.6 cm)

Private Collection

Willem de Kooning Hostess 1973 bronze 49 x 37 x 29...

Willem de Kooning

Hostess

1973

bronze

49 x 37 x 29 inches (124.5 x 94 x 73.7 cm)

Private Collection

Willem de Kooning Untitled XVI 1975 oil on canvas...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled XVI

1975

oil on canvas

70 x 80 inches (177.8 x 203.2 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled circa 1975-79  oil...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled

circa 1975-79 

oil on canvas

68 7/8 x 80 inches (177.5 x 203.2 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled 1977 oil on canvas 88 x...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled

1977

oil on canvas

88 x 76 3/4 inches (223.5 x 194.9 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled X  1977 oil on can...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled X 

1977

oil on canvas

59 1/4 x 55 inches (150.5 x 139.7 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled VI 1981 oil on canvas 7...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled VI

1981

oil on canvas

77 x 88 inches (195.6 x 223.5 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled III 1983 oil on canvas...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled III

1983

oil on canvas

88 x 77 inches (223.5 x 195.6 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled XLII 1983 oil on canvas...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled XLII

1983

oil on canvas

80 x 70 inches (203.2 x 177.8 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled (Three Figures)  1...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled (Three Figures) 

1947

oil, enamel paints, graphite, and charcoal on paper 

20 3/4 x 24 inches (52.7 x 61 cm) 

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Red Torso circa 1948-49 oil on p...

Willem de Kooning

Red Torso

circa 1948-49

oil on paper

18 x 23 1/4 inches (45.7 x 59.1 cm)

Private Collection, Courtesy of Michael N. Altman Fine Art & Advisory Services, LLC 

Willem de Kooning Two Women IV 1952 graphite, colo...

Willem de Kooning

Two Women IV

1952

graphite, colored chalks, charcoal, and gouache on paper

16 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches (41.9 x 51.4 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Woman 1952 pastel and graphite o...

Willem de Kooning

Woman

1952

pastel and graphite on paper

24 1/4 x 16 1/8 inches (61.6 x 41 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Woman Seated and Standing ...

Willem de Kooning

Woman Seated and Standing 

1952

pastel and charcoal on paper

21 3/8 x 24 3/8 inches (54.3 x 61.9 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Woman III 1952-53 oil on canvas...

Willem de Kooning

Woman III

1952-53

oil on canvas

68 x 48 1/2 inches (172.7 x 123.2 cm)

Private collection

Willem de Kooning Two Women 1953 oil on paper moun...

Willem de Kooning

Two Women

1953

oil on paper mounted on canvas

21 7/8 x 28 1/2 inches (55.6 x 72.4 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Woman 1953 oil, enamel paints, a...

Willem de Kooning

Woman

1953

oil, enamel paints, and charcoal on paper mounted on canvas

29 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches (74 x 54.5 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Woman 1953 charcoal on paper 36...

Willem de Kooning

Woman

1953

charcoal on paper

36 x 23 5/8 inches (91.4 x 60 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland 

Willem de Kooning Monumental Woman 1954 charcoal o...

Willem de Kooning

Monumental Woman

1954

charcoal on paper

28 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches (71.8 x 57.2 cm)

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland

Willem de Kooning Two Women 1964 oil on vellum mou...

Willem de Kooning

Two Women

1964

oil on vellum mounted on canvas

61 x 37 inches (154.94 x 93.98 cm) 

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Woman as Landscape 1954-55 oil a...

Willem de Kooning

Woman as Landscape

1954-55

oil and charcoal on canvas

65 1/2 x 49 3/8 inches (166.4 x 125.4 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Composition 1955 oil, enamel, an...

Willem de Kooning

Composition

1955

oil, enamel, and charcoal on canvas

79 1/8 x 69 1/8 inches (201 x 175.6 cm)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 

Willem de Kooning Police Gazette 1955 oil, enamel,...

Willem de Kooning

Police Gazette

1955

oil, enamel, and charcoal on canvas

43 1/4 x 50 1/4 inches (109.9 x 127.6 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Sagamore 1955 oil, enamel and ch...

Willem de Kooning

Sagamore

1955

oil, enamel and charcoal on paper mounted on board

22 1/2 x 28 inches (57.2 x 71.1 cm) 

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled #4 1956-58 pastel on pa...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled #4

1956-58

pastel on paper

22 1/2 x 21 inches (57.1 x 53.4 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Pastorale 1963 oil on canvas 70...

Willem de Kooning

Pastorale

1963

oil on canvas

70 x 80 inches (177.8 x 203.2 cm)

Private Collection

WIllem de Kooning Woman and Child 1967 oil on pape...

WIllem de Kooning

Woman and Child

1967

oil on paper mounted on canvas

52 1/2 x 47 5/8 nches (133.4 x 121 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Clamdigger 1972 bronze 59 1/2 x...

Willem de Kooning

Clamdigger

1972

bronze

59 1/2 x 29 5/8 x 23 3/4 inches (151.1 x 75.2 x 60.3 cm) 

Private Collection, Courtesy of McClain Gallery 

Willem de Kooning Cross-Legged Figure 1972 bronze...

Willem de Kooning

Cross-Legged Figure

1972

bronze

24 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 16 inches (62.2 x 45.1 x 40.6 cm)

Private Collection

Willem de Kooning Hostess 1973 bronze 49 x 37 x 29...

Willem de Kooning

Hostess

1973

bronze

49 x 37 x 29 inches (124.5 x 94 x 73.7 cm)

Private Collection

Willem de Kooning Untitled XVI 1975 oil on canvas...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled XVI

1975

oil on canvas

70 x 80 inches (177.8 x 203.2 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled circa 1975-79  oil...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled

circa 1975-79 

oil on canvas

68 7/8 x 80 inches (177.5 x 203.2 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled 1977 oil on canvas 88 x...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled

1977

oil on canvas

88 x 76 3/4 inches (223.5 x 194.9 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled X  1977 oil on can...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled X 

1977

oil on canvas

59 1/4 x 55 inches (150.5 x 139.7 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled VI 1981 oil on canvas 7...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled VI

1981

oil on canvas

77 x 88 inches (195.6 x 223.5 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled III 1983 oil on canvas...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled III

1983

oil on canvas

88 x 77 inches (223.5 x 195.6 cm)

Private Collection 

Willem de Kooning Untitled XLII 1983 oil on canvas...

Willem de Kooning

Untitled XLII

1983

oil on canvas

80 x 70 inches (203.2 x 177.8 cm)

Private Collection 

Press Release

De Kooning

Five Decades
April 19 - June 15, 2019

Mnuchin Gallery is proud to announce De Kooning: Five Decades. This will be the gallery’s eleventh de Kooning exhibition and its most ambitious in scope. The exhibition highlights key moments from every decade of de Kooning’s mature career, underscoring the tireless experimentation and stylistic reinvention that defined his oeuvre. The presentation begins with a group of seminal Women drawings from the late 1940s and early ’50s and goes on to trace his oscillation between figuration and abstraction, woman and landscape, from 1947 through 1983, demonstrating his mastery across painting, drawing, and sculpture. De Kooning: Five Decades will be on view April 19 through June 15, 2019 and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue authored by Pepe Karmel.

 

Selected Press

The Brooklyn Rail

De Kooning: Five Decades - De Kooning's works emanate vast energy
June 14, 2019

By: Tom McGlynn 

It’s been 22 years since Willem de Kooning’s death at 93. His long and prodigiously productive career was lately most fully examined in a retrospective held between 2011–12 at MoMA. He may be, at this point, one of the most examined artists of the 20th century. Fortunately, his work has, for the most part, withstood the historic “seating” that such scrutiny might instruct. The artist’s own phrase for the visual capture of life’s vital yet elusive moments, “slipping glimpses,” can be applied to the intransigent present his work perpetually announces. 

The Brooklyn Rail

Must See NYC Summer Gallery Shows

De Kooning: Five Decades - Mnuchin Gallery
June 5, 2019

Willem de Kooning was one of the Abstract Expressionists who, along with Jackson Pollack, wrestled the art crown from Paris following World War II and brought it to New York. This exhibit traces the full arc of his career from the 40s to the 80s as only the Mnuchin Gallery, with its unparalleled De Kooning resources, can provide.

Colorful, ebullient, the depth and quality of work on display from this major figure in Modern Art could scarcely be topped by any museum in the world.

Must See NYC Summer Gallery Shows

The New York Review of Books

Willem de Kooning: Acrobat with a Paint Brush
June 1, 2019

By: Stephen Ellis

 

When he was in the mood, Willem de Kooning had a gift for titles both memorable and unconfining. Gotham News, Suburb in Havana, and (my favorite) Rosy-Fingered Dawn at Louse Point provide catchy handles for images as elusive as they are beautiful. Alas, he wasn’t always in the mood; he stuck Composition (1955)—one of the most glorious of all Abstract Expressionist paintings—with one of his least imaginative titles. It is on loan from the Guggenheim for the smartly curated small retrospective at the Mnuchin Gallery’s graceful 1914 townhouse.

The New York Review of Books

The New Criterion

De Kooning: Five Decades at Mnuchin Gallery
June 2019

By: James Panero

 

A clash of the titans rages on the Upper East Side. Now at Mnuchin Gallery, “De Kooning: Five Decades” continues the titanomachy of the twentieth-century art gods—and the mortal women who loved them.

The New Criterion

Galerie Magazine

5 Museum-Quality Gallery Shows to See in New York this Summer
May 20, 2019

By: Paul Laster

 

Although New York’s major art museums—The Met, MoMA, Guggenheim and Whitney—charge adults a $25 admission fee, exhibitions at the city’s hundreds of art galleries can be accessed free of charge. Nevertheless, it’s not often that galleries meet museum standards for scholarly exhibitions with in-depth investigations into an artist’s body of work and major loans from private and institutional collections to support it, but when they do it can be an enlightening experience.

 

Rounding up a selection of exceptional exhibitions at Upper East Side and Chelsea galleries, we take you on a timely tour of museum-quality shows that definitely deliver the goods.

From Mnuchin Gallery’s career-spanning De Koonin...

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When Painting Was Painting
May 9, 2019

By: Allan Schwartzman

 

To the rescue: the glorious de Kooning exhibition currently on view at Mnuchin Gallery (“De Kooning: Five Decades”, 19 April-15 June). Precisely and lovingly selected, the exhibition spans the 50 years of the artist’s maturity, with drawings, paintings on paper and canvases that exemplify some of the greatest achievements in Modern art, when there were battles worth waging, and painting was painting.

 

Every work, every section and every mark is bursting with exhilaration and brilliance. The curatorial taste of this exhibition also shows the amazing range of palette that made de Kooning one of the most daring colorists of the 20th century.

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ARTnews Today
April 23, 2019

By Andrew Russeth

 

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you’ve missed certain artists until you’re face-to-face with their work again. That was my realization in visiting the Mnuchin Gallery’s masterpiece-filled Willem de Kooning survey the other day. It’s been seven long years since the remarkable de Kooning retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It’s good to have him back for a bit. 

 

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