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Closes Jan 9th:

de Kooning: A Retrospective
 Willem de Kooning

MoMA, 6th Floor, 11 W53rd St., NYC

This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist’s development 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. Bringing together nearly 200 works from public and private collections, the exhibition will occupy the Museum’s entire sixth-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 17,000 square feet.

Representing nearly every type of work de Kooning made, in both technique and subject matter, this retrospective includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints.

If you can’t visit in-person, a comprehensive online companion exhibition can be viewed here: http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2011/dekooning/

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