Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York De Kooning’s “Pink Angels,” from around 1945.

“Unfurling a life of exuberance”

“The Museum of Modern Art has never known quite what to do with Willem de Kooning. You can package Jackson Pollock as drips and Barnett Newman as zips, but de Kooning, who painted both opulent abstractions and big, blowsy dames, resists easy branding. So, apart from a show of late work in 1997, the museum has neglected him, until now”. Holland Cotter  The New York Times