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de Kooning Barbara Hess

de Kooning By Barbara Hess

de Kooning by Barbara Hess


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The leader of the abstract expressionists

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de Kooning by Barbara Hess

"If you pick up some paint with your brush and make somebody's nose with it, this is rather ridiculous... It's really absurd to make an image, like a human image, with paint, today." -Willem de Kooning

Dutch-born American painter Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a leader of the abstract expressionist movement. Inspired by Arshile Gorky to abandon the realist style that had dominated his work in the 1930s, he began experimenting with abstraction in the 1940s and quickly gained critical success. His monumental Woman series of the 1950s-characterized by wild color and aggressive overtones- was received with both controversy and acclaim. He continued to paint until the late 1980s, leaving behind a vast and impressive body of work.

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"If you pick up some paint with your brush and make somebody's nose with it, this is rather ridiculous.... It's really absurd to make an image, like a human image, with paint, today." - Willem de Kooning"

About Barbara Hess

Barbara Hess (b. 1964) is an art historian, critic, and translator and resides in Cologne. Her numerous articles on contemporary art have been featured in Camera Austria, Flash Art, Kunst-Bulletin, and Texte zur Kunst. She co-curated the touring exhibition Ready to Shoot: Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum/videogalerie schum at the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf and the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

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GOR010269643
9783822821350
3822821357
de Kooning by Barbara Hess
Used - Like New
Paperback
Taschen GmbH
2004-07-30
96
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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