Log In   ·   Become A Member

Christieís Willem De Kooning Auction Offers An Opportunity To Own A Piece Of East Hamptonís Artistic History

Andrew Nachemson

  |   1 Comment · Print Article

De Kooning was seen as a founding father of Abstract expressionism. (Photo: Facebook)

Bidding for Willem De Kooning's Works on Paper from the Estate of Dr. Henry Vogel opened on Wednesday, June 5 and will continue through the Wednesday, June 19. The timed online auction is being held exclusively by Christie's, and features 33 distinct, untitled works from the estate of De Kooning's good friend and psychiatrist, Dr. Henry Vogel. In his time, De Kooning was seen as a founding father of abstract expressionism and belonged to an art movement referred to as the New York School, which included the likes of Jackson Pollock.

Originally known for spatial ambiguity, elegant and decisive lines, and a focus on the human (especially female) form, De Kooning's style evolved and changed upon his settling in East Hampton during the 1960's. De Kooning was drawn to the area after visiting his friend and colleague, Jackson Pollock, in East Hampton. He saw the area as a quiet, reflective place to escape the fast-paced bustle of New York City, and was particularly enamored with the landscape because it reminded him of his native Holland.

An oil on paper piece estimated to go for $60,000-$80,000. (courtesy photo)

His arrival in the Hamptons inspired De Kooning to such a degree that his paintings after that period are sometimes considered to be a distinct body of work from his earlier pieces. The seclusion and openness of the country, alongside his fascination with light and the shimmering reflections on the water, were manifested by a more open concept of space and an often colorful style. His work continued to depict the female figure, but these new pieces were informed by the rolling beaches, wide marshes, and expansive skyline of East Hampton. Kristen Force, an art specialist at Christie's New York, noted that while De Kooning's earlier works were harsh, "in Woman Sag Harbor, painted during his time in Long Island, the figure depicted is more lush and voluptuous, and the colors are softer and more delicate."

Now, art collectors from all levels have the opportunity to own a piece of this artistic transformation. With starting bids ranging from $1,000 to $40,000, the sale presents a diverse selection of the author's works, all on paper and all offered from Dr. Vogel's personal collection. "This special online-only sale presents a tremendous collecting opportunity for enthusiasts of both de Kooning and of works on paper, as well as a wonderful jumping-off point for those looking to begin a collection," said Force.

As with all of Christie's exclusive online-only auctions, all browsing and bidding for the works featured in the two-week sale is done completely online, with the click of a mouse. Registration and bidding are open to both new and established clients located anywhere in the world.


To bid on the De Kunning collection visit www.christies.com.




Related Articles:

Guest (lorri casillas) from houston texas says::
I think all should have a deeper love and appreciation for art.
Apr 24, 2014 2:58 pm

 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
í
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2094.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1997.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2135.gif
Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions on the East End and since 1995, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group Presidentís Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In 2008 he was Corcoran's top broker on the East End by sales volume and rental units; and ranked as the nationís 4th top broker. In the 2017 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of Americaís top real estate professionals, he was designated #26 nationally, #4 in the Hamptons and #3 at Corcoran overall by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year. His office operates with four licensed assistants allowing him to build a business stretching from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. gdp@corcoran.com

East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers ó and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.