Friday, 18 March 2016

'Excavation' by Willem de Kooning - 1950

"The abstract-expressionists prefer expression over perfection, vitality over finish, fluctuation over calmness, the unknown over the familiar, the veiled over the clear, the individual over society and the inner over the outer." - quote by William Seitz
willem de kooning excavation
Excavation, 1950, oil and enamel on canvas, 81 x 100 1/4 inches
Willem de Kooning – American, born Netherlands, 1904-1997

Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund; restricted gifts of Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Noah Goldowsky, Jr., 1952.1 © The Art Institute of Chicago

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