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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Woman I-VI

Abstract Expressionism

Woman III (1951-3) Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

Woman I

Woman II

Woman III

Woman III is a painting by abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. Woman III is one of a series of six paintings by de Kooning done between 1951 and 1953 in which the central theme was a woman. It measures 68 by 48 1/2 inches (1.7 m x 1.2 m) and was completed in 1953.

In November 2006, the painting was sold by David Geffen to billionaire Steven A. Cohen for $137.5 million, making it the second most expensive painting ever sold.

Woman IV

Woman V

Woman VI

New York Times article

Artnet image page

Abstract expressionism

Action painting

Elaine de Kooning


Women in art

Woman III

Police Gazette 1955 Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

David Geffen sold Willem de Kooning's "Police Gazette" for $63.5 million to Mr. Cohen, the founder and manager of SAC Capital Advisors in Stamford, Conn.

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