WILLEM DE KOONING HAND-SIGNED, "de Kooning", 8 x 11, reproduction of "Woman V", 1953, museum-quality double matted in silk, with descriptive brass plaque, and framed in complementary gold and green to an overall size of 18 x 22. In fine condition.
de Kooning (April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was a
Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist who was born in
This hand-signed reproduction of “Woman V” illustrates the impact that comes from the apparent conflict between the violence of the brush marks and the subject of woman, between the slashing strokes and her big smile. Assessment has veered between Willem de Kooning’s own assurance that he was after ‘some of the enchantment and sunny charm of the All-American girl’, and condemnation from feminist critics for his viciousness and brutality. He worked on the six canvases in the Woman series between 1950 and 1953.