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Abstraction through DeKooning, Joan Mitchell & Cecily Brown

December 24, 2016

Willem De Kooning (1904-1997), Woman in Landscape II, 1968. Oil on canvas, 60″ X 48″ at Christie’s 15 November 2016, Lot 53A.

All images courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

We have been looking at A LOT of DeKoonings as fleshy, painterly predecessors to a very specific Cecily Brown. The relationship is there, and the best examples exude the passions of our discerning collector. The opportunity is there in placement to enhance her experience of her collection at home, and it has been a well-researched journey across the globe. Enjoy some of our recent favorites from Art Basel Miami as well as from auction previews in Manhattan this past November.

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), Untitled, 1960. Oil on canvas, 25 1/2″ X 21 1/4″ at Christie’s 16 November 2016, Lot 111.

A definite highlight of the year 2016 was our trip to Denver to the “Women of Abstract Expressionism” exhibition. We can’t help but include the wonderful gems by Joan Mitchell that we’ve been seeing, this one at Christie’s from the property of a private American collector.

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Untitled, 1967. Oil on paper laid down on masonite, 28 3/4″ X 22 7/8. Berggruen Gallery recently presented this piece at Art Basel Miami.

Cecily Brown (b. 1969), Frenchy, 2016. Oil on linen at Paul Cooper’s booth at Art Basel Miami. “Desire”, the memorable exhibition in Miami at the Moore Building (curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso and presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch), presented a similarly green-toned Cecily Brown painting.

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), Untitled, 1960. Oil on canvas, 28 1/2″ X 28/ 3/4″ at Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim, Stand M7 at Art Basel Miami.

Joan Mitchell  (1925-1992), Composition, 1962-63, oil on canvas, 29 1/2″ X 29 1/2″ at Hollis Taggart at Art Miami.