Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
de Kooning, Elaine Fried (1918-1989)
Small Archive of Material.

Including the following pieces:

1) de Kooning's personal address book, small-format commercially produced mid-century with alphabetical tabs, much used, with dozens of names, addresses, telephone numbers and other random information recorded in her hand, 4 x 3 in.

2) a film reel from NBC New York in its original case labeled "Kennedy Art", not viewed but presumably containing a TV news piece about de Kooning's portrait of President Kennedy, 8 x 8 in.

3) an unused sketchbook of Aquabee CanvaSkin paper with "Elaine" in pen on the front cover;

4) Thomas B. Hess's biography of Willem de Kooning published in the Great American Artist series by Braziller, 1959, with Elaine de Kooning's ownership rubber stamp to title and copiously annotated with her corrections and reports of inaccuracy throughout the text, 10 x 7 in.

5) two small metal and mixed material sculptural pieces that may be prototypes for jewelery designs, approximately 3 x 3 in.

6) three large-format reproductions of self-portraits, (rolled); and

7) an assortment of ephemera including several exhibition brochures advertising Elaine de Kooning's work, some with her handwritten notes.