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Willem de Kooning, "de Kooning in East Hampton" (Hand Signed), from Estate of Alan York, 1978
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Willem de Kooning
de Kooning in East Hampton (Hand Signed), from Estate of Alan York, 1978
Offset lithograph poster (Hand signed by de Kooning)
Boldly signed in green marker on the front
Published by National Endowment for the Arts, Washington D.C.
Provenance: Acquired from the estate of Dr. Alan York of Easthampton, a longtime close personal friend and, most famously, the optometrist of de Kooning.
This work was acquired from the Estate of Dr. Alan York of East Hampton, New York, de Kooning's longtime optometrist and close personal friend, who died in 2014. It is boldly signed in green marker on the front. In a tribute to Dr. York, the East Hampton Star writes, "He counted among his patients the artist Willem de Kooning, with whom he spent hours discussing the old masters while watching him paint. Understanding how de Kooning painted helped him make glasses suitable for both his close-up and faraway work..." This offset lithograph was published on occasion of de Kooning's exhibition in East Hampton, New York, sponsored by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. (publisher) and the National Endowment for the Arts. Authenticity of this work and de Kooning's signature is unconditionally guaranteed.
This work has been elegantly matted and framed in a handmade wood frame
35.5 inches vertical by 25.5 inches horizontal by 1.5 inches
29 inches vertical by 19 inches horizontal (visible)