The Barnes Foundation (@barnesfoundation) has recently opened a groundbreaking exhibition of Chaim Soutine and Willem de Kooning‘s work. The Willem de Kooning Foundation has shared a few archival photographs and insights with the Rail related to de Kooning’s Woman in a Garden, 1971, which is on view in the exhibition.
Our Foundation friends explain, “These photos give us a sense of how de Kooning’s visual thoughts at once morph, transform and repeat, while always in a state of becoming the basis for a profusion of other works.”
To view Woman in a Garden and explore the visual relationships between modern masters Willem de Kooning and Chaim Soutine, visit the Barnes Foundation’s exhibition, Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint, on view through August 8th!
Image 1: Willem de Kooning’s Woman in a Garden, 1971
Image 2: Studio view showing Woman in a Garden in progress at left, 1971.
Image 3: Willem de Kooning's Head Still Life, 1971, one of several works produced from the head section of the state of Woman in a Garden presented in the studio view