Stunning Original Oil Painting by Willem De Kooning
Gorgeous Oil Painting attributed to Willem De Kooning (American, 1904-1997) | Oil on Masonite | Dimensions: 18 x 12 in. | Includes Certificate of Authenticity from Previous Owner | Framed.
Gorgeous Oil Painting by the famous and celebrated Willem De Kooning (American, 1904-1997) | Oil on Masonite | Signed by Artist (de Kooning) in Paint in Lower Left of Canvas | Dimensions: 18 x 12 in. | Includes Certificate of Authenticity from Previous Owner | Framed.
Willem de Kooning (April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was a Dutch American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or Action painting, and was part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School. Other painters in this group included Jackson Pollock, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, Hans Hofmann, Adolph Gottlieb, Anne Ryan, Robert Motherwell, Philip Guston, Clyfford Still, and Richard Pousette-Dart.
According to his Wikipedia Biography, “Some of De Kooning’s paintings have been sold for (near) record prices. In November 2006, David Geffen sold his oil painting Woman III to Steven A. Cohen for $137.5 million, just below the then record $140 million transaction the same people had in the same month for Jackson Pollock’s No. 5, 1948. A month earlier Cohen had already paid Geffen $63.5 million for Police Gazette. In September 2015 David Geffen, again, sold De Kooning’s oil painting “Interchange” for $300 million to hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin. As of 2016 this is the highest price paid for a painting, even when inflation is taken into account, perhaps matched by the sale for “close to $300 million” of Paul Gauguin’s When Will You Marry? in February 2015.