de Kooning, Willem: Signed postcard

de Kooning, Willem: Signed postcard
de Kooning, Willem: Signed postcard
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de Kooning, Willem: Signed postcard


de Kooning, Willem (1904 – 1997)

Signed postcard.

Measurements:  (6 x 4.25 inches)

Dutch American abstract expressionist painter and sculptor. Signed postcard. (“de Kooning”). 1 page. Postcard. (6 x 4.25 inches). N.p., N.d. [after 1984]. A dark signature in the upper right corner of a printed color image of the artist standing with his back to the camera, arms akimbo, dressed in his trademark overalls and looking at one of his large, colorful paintings. 

Along with Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, and other painters, de Kooning was a part of the post-war New York School, which also encompassed poetry, namely by the Beat Poets, and music, specifically jazz. De Kooning’s works are also called “Action Paintings” for the manner in which paint was applied through splatters and smears rather than careful brushwork. Our postcard, printed in 1984, depicts one of de Kooning’s later works. In 1950, de Kooning was one of 17 prominent Abstract Expressionists and avant-garde artists to sign an open letter to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art accusing it of hostility towards “advanced art.” In September 2011, de Kooning’s work was honored with a large-scale retrospective exhibition, de Kooning: A Retrospective 18 September 2011 – 9 January 2012 at MoMA in New York City.

In fine condition.

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