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    Sale 2509 | Lot 14
    Price Realized: $35,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2509 Lot 14

      WILLEM DE KOONING
      Untitled (Washington Monument).

      Charcoal on imitation vellum paper, 1969-70. 600x475 mm; 23 5/8x18 3/4 inches. Signed in charcoal, 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 preparatory drawing for the lithograph Washington Monumument, 1970. There are two 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).

      Estimate $25,000 - 35,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $35,000