Willem de Kooning. Pirate (Untitled II). 1981. Oil on canvas. 88 × 76 3/4″. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Fund. © 1997 Willem de Kooning Revocable Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Willem de Kooning: The Late Paintings, The 1980s

MoMA January 26–April 29, 1997

Some forty paintings made during de Kooning’s final creative years, which demonstrate the artist’s striking range, from spare to animated to richly hued works.

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