Before he moved to the East End of Long Island in 1963, de Kooning spent summers there, and painted small, joyous, and luminous paintings such as Clam Diggers. Works made shortly after are more expressionistic and erotic, and include Woman in a Rowboat and Woman, Sag Harbor. De Kooning became a prolific and unconventional draftsman in this period, and made complex charcoal drawings of figures in landscapes that led to the large paintings of 1966–67, with extremely slippery surfaces. In the series of Montauk paintings, fragmented body parts swim in even more liquid surfaces.

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1963
Clam Diggers
1964
Woman, Sag Harbor
Woman in a Rowboat
1965
Woman
1967
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The Visit
Untitled
Two Figures in a Landscape
1969
Untitled
Montauk I
1972
La Guardia in a Paper Hat