De Kooning Show Opens At MOMA

I got a preview of the sprawling Willem de Kooning retrospective, which opens on Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The show is unmissable, and I only regret to tell you that the crowds will be so thick that you’ll be lucky to get near any of the work of the man known for his large and luscious canvases of riotous brush strokes and curving forms and for his preoccupation with the female figure. Shown above is the show’s curator, John Elderfield, with de Kooning’s “Woman III” (1952-53), part of the $4 billion worth in art that MOMA has assembled for the exhibition.

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