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An image of Untitled D99 by Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

(Netherlands, United States of America 24 Apr 1904 – 19 Mar 1997)

Untitled D99
circa 1965-1980
Media category
Materials used
charcoal on paper

31.7 x 20.3 cm sight; 63.7 x 53.5 x 3.7 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 1997
Accession number
© Willem de Kooning, c1965-80/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Not on display
Further information

Of the many undated drawings left in the artist's studio this is one of the most expressive of the Woman series while being more specifically about drawing. The linear quality of this piece is very fresh and reveals some fascinating juxtapositions of haptic gesture with anatomical investigation. The left hand and feet are quite detailed and rendered in space while the torso is typically blurred and exaggerated. This work reveals the process in its primary state.

Bibliography (1)

Terence Maloon and Peter Raissis (Editors), Michelangelo to Matisse: drawing the figure, Sydney, 1999. 219

Exhibition history (1)

Michelangelo to Matisse: Drawing the figure, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Nov 1999–27 Feb 2000