Art Miami 2018December 4 - 9, 2018

Unlike the majority of his fellow Abstract Expressionists, De Kooning often retained a figurative element to his work, and there are interpretations and reflections of nature even in his great abstract series of ‘Untitled’ works from 1977, considered his best year and when his top price at auction of $66million was painted. De Kooning executed very many works in the late 1940s, through the 1950s and early 1960s with the word ‘Woman’ in the title. The top price at auction for such a title is over $19m, for an oil just 28 x 20 inches, and the top 7 prices for any work on paper, starting at $6.4m for a work 8 x 6 inches, are for those with ‘Woman’ in the title.
He already had an established career when he started on his Woman series. These paintings, of buxom, vampish females, knotted up in swathes of abstraction, took detours from earlier ladylike forms into a new and violent direction. “If the facial and anatomical distortions of these figures reveal a kinship with Picasso’s famous series of paintings of Dora Maar, de Kooning’s handling of the figure within the space is far more fluid and energized than the rational geometry of Picasso’s Cubist interior spaces,” Judith Zilczer writes in her Phaidon book.
Provenance:
Private Collection, NY
Solomon & Co, NY
Barbara Annis Fine Art, NY,
acquired from above in 1997 by a Palm Beach client
Barbara Annis Fine Art, NY, acquired by present owner in 2014

Art Miami 2018December 4 - 9, 2018

Waterhouse & Dodd is pleased to announce our return to Art Miami for our 8th year, where we will be featuring a fine selection of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary British, European, and American art.

A few highlights from our carefully curated booth will include works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Fernand Leger, Robert Rauschenberg, and Alex Katz, alongside works by contemporary artists Sophie Ryder, Athar Jaber, August Muth, Jean-Francois Rauzier and more.

For additional information please contact Ray Waterhouse (+1 917 821 3131), Sandra Safta Waterhouse (+1 917 821 4141) or Jonathan Dodd

BOOTH AM516

One Herald Plaza

At NE 14th Street on Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways

Miami, FL 33132

VIP PREVIEW

Tuesday, December 4 5:30pm – 10pm

GENERAL ADMISSION

Wednesday, December 5: 11 am - 8 pm

Thursday, December 6: 11am - 8pm

Friday, December 7: 11am - 8pm

Saturday, December 8: 11am - 8pm

Sunday, December 9: 11am - 6pm