In a new format the bestselling monograph on one of the most influential painters of the 20th century Willem de Kooning was a leading exponent of Abstract Expressionism. MoMAs 2011 de Kooning retrospective drew record crowds, and his prodigious achievements continue to provoke and inspire subsequent generations of artists such as Cecily Brown, Rebecca Warren, and Jonathan Lasker. This new hardback format brings Judith Zilczers critically acclaimed monograph to a new audience of readers.
Judith Zilczer, Curator Emerita of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, organized more than two dozen exhibitions in her twenty-nine years at the museum, where she served as historian, curator of paintings, and acting chief curator. She has written and lectured widely and is recognized as the leading authority on the art of Willem de Kooning. The estate of Willem de Kooning is represented by Gagosian Gallery.