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De Kooning, Willem 1904-1997

Works: 922 works in 1,583 publications in 8 languages and 31,155 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Catalogs  Manuscripts  History 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Performer, Honoree, Other, Creator
Classifications: N6537.D43, 759.13
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Willem de Kooning by Willem De Kooning ( Book )
103 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 4,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the art of Willem de Kooning from the student in the Netherlands to the struggling artist in America
De Kooning : an American master by Mark Stevens ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the career of abstract expressionist Willem De Kooning, discussing his personal life with wife Elaine Fried, and his battle with alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease
Painters painting by Emile De Antonio ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters long before the art world thrust them into international prominence. De Antonio filmed and interviewed the painters informally in their studios. Artists interviewed include Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman
De Kooning : a retrospective by John Elderfield ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: 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
Willem de Kooning : reflections in the studio by Edvard Lieber ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This unique book, written and photographed by Edvard Lieber, who worked for the artists Willem and Elaine de Kooning during the 1980s, provides a rare opportunity to visit this remarkable couple in their own environment and to hear them tell anecdotes about their lives. By turns hilarious and insightful, the chronologically arranged stories both enrich and correct the published biographies of both artists, who were among the most important artistic figures of their generation and an integral part of the New York art scene. The author's intimate photographs of Bill de Kooning in his studio offer a visual counterpart to the text by showing the artist at work on the last great paintings of his career, demonstrating the extent of his creative genius even to the end."--BOOK JACKET
Who gets to call it art? the legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Geldzahler (1935-94), star curator and cultural impresario, lived a life worth examining. The first curator of the Department of 20th-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, first director of visual arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and the first full-time commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, his landmark 1969 show at the Metropolitan is still remembered with awe. "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" filled 35 galleries with more than 400 groundbreaking works of contemporary art. This film is not a full biographical examination of this singular figure's life, but rather a portrait in profile, as many of 'his' artists talk about Geldzahler and what his friendship meant to them
Willem de Kooning, 1904-1997 : content as a glimpse by Barbara Hess ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume covers the most prominent pieces of Dutch American abstract expressionist artist Willem de Kooning's (1904-1997) body of work. 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. Containing more than 100 illustrations -- approximately 48 in full color -- this work offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era
Willem de Kooning : works, writings and interviews by Sally Yard ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Willem de Kooning : the artist's materials by Susan Lake ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women : Picasso, Beckmann, de Kooning : Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regardless of the clichés associated with Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Max Beckmann (1884-1950), and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) in the "public" private sphere, their exploration of the theme "woman" go far beyond one-sided definitions. Their portrayals of women are highly nuanced; they have a significance of their own and time and again become sensitive reflections of social and political problems and upheavals. They are not simply surfaces upon which are projected male longings and desires, but catalysts for a confrontation with the artist's own life and history (Picasso), while in Beckmann's work they are completely free, independent counter-images. De Kooning sees them as a separate force within which culminate opportunities for artistic expression. Contributions by art historians, authors, sociologists, and artists approach the theme from a variety of perspectives. Exhibition: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (30.3.-15.6.2012)
Pissarro at the heart of impressionism = au coeur de l'impressionisme ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first film (14 min.) traces the artistic development and life of French impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro, using quotations from his letters. The second film is five minutes of silent, black and white footage of Pollack at work. In the third film (10 min.), Jackson Pollock is interviewed as he paints on glass at his home on Long Island, and speaks about his natural urge to paint. The fourth film (13 min.) shows Dutch-American painter Willem de Kooning at work in his studio, and includes footage of the artist walking around New York. Narration consists of De Kooning's comments on his Woman paintings, New York, and other topics
De Kooning on de Kooning ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the life of American abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. Still and motion pictures made over his career are interjected into informal conversations with the artist and his wife
Willem De Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, the late works : September 17 - October 16, 1993 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected writings of Willem de Kooning by Willem De Kooning ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Kooning : horn, percussion, piano, violin, violoncello by Morton Feldman ( )
3 editions published in 1963 and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essential William De Kooning by Catherine Morris ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Kooning, vite by Philippe Sollers ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
P. Sollers voit en W. De Kooning le plus grand expressionniste du XXe siècle, à la fois figuratif et abstrait, et l'un des maîtres pour lesquels peinture et érotisme sont indissociables. En un double dialogue avec l'oeuvre et avec le lecteur, ce livre d'écrivain défend la nécessité intellectuelle de l'abstraction lyrique
Contemporary bronze : six in the figurative tradition ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Kooning : paintings 1960-1980 : [erscheint anlässlich der Ausstellung "de kooning. paintings 1960-1980"], Kunstmuseum Basel, [17. September 2005-22. Januar 2006] by Willem De Kooning ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (286)
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German (10)
Italian (9)
Dutch (5)
Japanese (2)
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