Nov 15, 2018 - Sale 2494

Sale 2494 - Lot 8

Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 50,000
Untitled (Washington Monument).

Charcoal on imitation vellum paper, 1969-70. 600x475 mm; 23 5/8x18 3/4 inches. Signed in ink, lower right recto. Titled "The Reflecting Pool" by the artist in charcoal on a separate sheet of imitation vellum paper.

Ex-collection private collection, East Hampton, New York, acquired directly from the artist; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, San Francisco.

De Kooning's (1904-1997) preparatory drawing for the lithograph Washington Monumument, 1970. There are 2 additional drawings of this subject in the Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York; exhibited "Americans Abroad: Masterworks by Modern and Contemporary Artists," Winfield House, American Embassy, London, 2009-2010.

Published in United States Embassy London, Art in Embassies Exhibition, London, 2009, pages 9 and 10 (illustrated).