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Elaine de Kooning: Portraits


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Brandon Brame Fortune is Chief Curator at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Ann Gibson is Professor Emerita at the University of Delaware. She writes on modern and contemporary art and is best known for her work on Abstract Expressionism. Simona Cupic is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Belgrade.


"Featuring dozens of her postmodern portraits, drawings, and archival photos, this book explores [de Kooning's] artistic process, while also examining her place within the art world and her influence on other women artists."
-Interview Magazine

"Though her portrayal of John F. Kennedy is perhaps her most famous work, de Kooning depicted many subjects . . . Those portraits-- - both abstract and figurative-- - are collected in this book, which has a wealth of full-color reproductions of paintings, drawings, and archival photos. With reflections on de Kooning's process and her place in Postmodernism, Elaine de Kooning: Portraits is an important addition to literature not just on the artist, but also on Abstract Expressionism and female artistry"
-The Boston Globe

"The insightful new book . . . demonstrates how enormously talented Elaine de Kooning was in her own right . . . The current recognition her work is receiving is well deserved, and sets her within the important context of major women artists."
-Art of the Times

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