Item #168732 De Kooning: A Retrospective. John Elderfield.
De Kooning: A Retrospective
De Kooning: A Retrospective
De Kooning: A Retrospective
De Kooning: A Retrospective
De Kooning: A Retrospective
De Kooning: A Retrospective
De Kooning: A Retrospective
De Kooning: A Retrospective

De Kooning: A Retrospective

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2011. Hardcover. light olive cloth boards w/ stamped lettering; green lettering on spine. illustrated pastedowns & endpapers. 504 pp. Profusely illustrated in color and bw. illustrated dustjacket w/ white & yellow printing. VG/VG (bump to spine end. light scuffs, marks to boards. dustjacket has edge-wear; rubbing to spine top, spine bottom rubbed & creased.). Item #168732
ISBN: 9780870707971

Remains a nice, sharp copy. "Published in conjunction with the first large-scale, multi-medium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning's career, this publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. The volume presents approximately 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, covering the full diversity of de Kooning's art and placing his many masterpieces in the context of a complex and fascinating pictorial practice. An introductory essay by John Elderfield, MoMA's Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture, provides an in-depth exploration of de Kooning's development, context and sources, theory of art and working methods. Sections devoted to particular areas of the artist's oeuvre provide an illustrated chronology of the period and a brief introduction, as well as detailed entries on groups of works. With lavish, full-color documentation, this landmark publication is the most complete account of de Kooning's artistic career to date."--WorldCat.

OCLC: 870140557

Price: $220.00

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