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"Untitled" (1975) by Willem de Kooning exemplifies the Abstract Expressionist’s revolutionary approach to creating art. Rendered in de Kooning’s trademark style, this small black and white charcoal on paper work depicts the artist's aggressive, abstract gestural brushwork.

Artwork measures 8.5 x 11 inches. Accompanied by copies of Bill of Sale and letter confirmation of payment from Eleanor Ward to Larry Larkin, dated November 20, 1980.

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Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a central figure of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism along with Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, and helped change the course of art. After the six-year interlude of World War II, the first generation of new American painting challenged modernist European tradition with evolutionary élan and an explosion of spirit.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
In Good Condition.

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Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Eleanor Ward (Stable Gallery), New York Larry Larkin, East Hampton, NY Private Collection, Connecticut
  • Pickup Location: Connecticut, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in. (21.59 x 27.94 cm.)

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