WILLEM DE KOONING AT MOMA
Yesterday a unprecedentedly major retrospective of Willem de Kooning's artwork opened at the Museum of Modern Art. If you are not a crazy art history nerd like I am, de Kooning is a famous mid-century abstract expressionist painter who worked in New York and pretty much revolutionized painting as we know it for several decades. So basically an exhibition of this magnitude—which is the first to show the true breadth of the artist's work, as it progressed over nearly forty years—is a big deal!
I have already been scoping out the lovely website that MoMA has created to accompany the exhibition while I try to figure out when I can sneak away and see the show. Would do you think? Do you like de Kooning's work? Will you go see the show? Or buy the huge tome of a catalogue?
Learn more about the exhibition here.
Artwork above, top to bottom:
The artist, c. 1950 and unknown date
Father Mother Sister Brother, c. 1937
Untitled VI, 1982
Two Figures in a Landscape, 1967
Door to the River, 1960
Woman I, 1950-1952