Friday, 2 November 2018

687) Elaine de Kooning

Elaine de Kooning (born Elaine Marie Catherine Fried, 1918 – 1989). American Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World War II era. She wrote extensively on the art of the period and was an editorial associate for Art News magazine. On December 9, 1943, she married painter Willem de Kooning.

- "As a man, he lover her vibrancy, wit, social grace, but most especially her thick red hair and yes, her long American legs."…

- "... her petite five-foot, five-inch frame, accented by her auburn hair, sparkling brown eyes and lipstick-lined mouth..."…

- "“She had such beautiful hair,” Willem de Kooning said about the 20-year-old, Flatbush-born Elaine Marie Fried [...] And that thick, reddish brown hair is a prominent feature in the absorbing and historically valuable exhibition “Elaine de Kooning Portrayed”..."…/elaine-de-kooning-portrayed-a…/

- "... the white plastic daisies on bobby pins that held her red hair away from her face..."…

"Portrait of Elaine de Kooning" by Alex Katz, 1965.

"Self Portrait" by Elaine de Kooning.

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