Willem de Kooning

Women

February 14 – April 7, 2007

Installation view of Willem de Kooning: Women at Craig F. Starr Gallery

Installation view of Willem de Kooning: Women at Craig F. Starr Gallery

Installation view of Willem de Kooning: Women at Craig F. Starr Gallery

Installation view of Willem de Kooning: Women at Craig F. Starr Gallery

Installation view of Willem de Kooning: Women at Craig F. Starr Gallery

Installation view of Willem de Kooning: Women at Craig F. Starr Gallery

Press Release

NEW YORK – Craig F. Starr Associates is pleased to give an advance preview announcement of the opening of Willem de Kooning: Women. The highlight of this exhibition is the groundbreaking painting, Woman, 1949, which is on loan from an important private collection.

Woman, 1949 will be exhibited with a selection of works on paper from the late 1940s and early 1950s, which show in a variety of techniques de Kooning's obsessive desire to illustrate his complicated emotions surrounding women. This exhibition offers the opportunity to view these shocking, yet beautiful, iconic images.

De Kooning's Women from the late 1940s and 1950s are among the most important artistic achievements of post-war American art. These works were heralded by critics and the art market when they were first shown in the early 1950s and they continue to gain in prestige with art historians and collectors alike.

Willem de Kooning: Women is accompanied by an essay by the noted art historian Richard Shiff, co-curator of the show Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure at the National Gallery of Art.