10 Late Willem de Kooning’s to Go on Sale to Benefit Foundation Goals

September 4th, 2013

Willem De Kooning's "Privileged (Untitled XX)" (1985), via New York TimesIn an effort to raise $30 million for scholarly and educational programming, the Willem de Kooning Foundation is selling ten works by de Kooning from its collection.  Rather than selling at auction, the works will go on view at Gagosian Gallery this November, bypassing the often harsh public spotlight for a more subdued, conservative sale.  “It’s as much about presentation as it is about money,” says foundation board member John L. Eastman, who also served as de Kooning’s longtime lawyer, executor and conservator.Read more at The New York Times