Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Police Gazette - Willem de Kooning

Price in US $ - 63.5 million

Willem de Kooning’s Police Gazette, an abstract 1955 landscape, is one of his more abstract canvases, primarily yellow, red and green. It was painted while he was living in New York City before moving to East Hampton, N.Y. By early 1930s Kooning had started experimenting with abstract expressions, using living shapes and simple geometric compositions that suggested the artist’s absolute contrast sense of creating formal elements that prevails in his work throughout his career. de Kooning is considered second only to Pollock in the Abstract Expressionist canon.


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