Willem de Kooning sculptures shown at Skarstedt Gallery



2015-11-05 14:47:43

The Skarstedt Gallery in New York is to feature an exhibition of 10 sculptures by Willem de Kooning.

Best known for his abstract expressionist paintings, de Kooning was also a keen sculptor. The works on display date from 1972-1974.

He explained in a 1972 interview:  “In some ways, clay is even better than oil. You can work and work on a painting but you can’t start over again with the canvas like it was before you put that first stroke down.

“And sometimes, in the end, it’s no good, no matter what you do. But with clay, I cover it with a wet cloth and come back to it the next morning and if I don’t like what I did, or changed my mind, I can break it down and start over. It’s always fresh.”

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