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Willem de Kooning

Arnold Newman, American, (March 3, 1918–June 6, 2006)

Creation date: 1959
Creation place: United States

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Type: Photographic prints
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Gift of Cam and Wanda Garner
Accession Number: 2010.102
Dimensions: 9 15/16 in. x 11 3/4 in. (25.24 cm x 29.85 cm)

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October 18, 2914
Anita Feldman, Deputy Director of Collections and Exhibitons
Arnold Newman
American • 1918–2006
Willem de Kooning
Gelatin silver print • 1959
Arnold Newman was one of the great portrait photographers of the twentieth century. He is particularly regarded for his iconic portraits of artists. This portrait of the painter Willem de Kooning (1904–1997) was used on the cover of a well- received biography about the artist’s life, de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (2004). Newman preferred to photograph artists in their studios and often used a subject’s work in the construction of the photo- graph. Here, de Kooning’s signature Abstract Expressionist style is on view on the wall behind. This photograph was taken in 1959, during a period of great success for the painter.
Gift of Cam and Wanda Garner 2010.102
Last Updated: 12/10/2020


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Newman in Context , 6/29/2013 - 9/8/2013

American Visions: Place and Identity The San Diego Museum of Art , 10/18/2014 - 3/17/2015

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