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Title Elaine de Kooning : portraits / Brandon Brame Fortune, Ann Eden Gibson, Simona Cupic.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Published for the National Portrait Gallery ; Munich : DelMonico Books, Prestel, [2015]

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 Moore Stacks  N6537.D42 A4 2015    Available  ---
Description 144 pages : illustrations, portraits (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Note Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition "Elaine de Kooning: Portraits," at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., March 13, 2015-January 10, 2016.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-139) and index.
Contents Foreword / Kim Sajet -- Likeness as a glimpse: Elaine de Kooning's portraits / Brandon Brame Fortune -- Elaine de Kooning's Joop series: visualizing the modern subject in portraiture / Ann Eden Gibson -- JFK by E de K: "A woman paints one man" / Simona Cupic -- Elaine de Kooning Exhibition history.
Summary "John F. Kennedy, Frank O'Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Merce Cunningham, and Fairfield Porter were just some of the figures who sat for portraits by Elaine de Kooning. Famous for her marriage to the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, Elaine was herself a groundbreaking artist and writer who challenged many conventions during her career. Although she portrayed women, she was most engaged with portraits of men, sometimes painting multiple portraits of her subjects in order to explore and capture their most compelling likeness. She focused intently on her subjects--as she wrote in 1965, "Like falling in love painting a portrait is a concentration on one particular person and no one else will do." This insightful book explores de Kooning's portraits as well as her artistic process and her position in the rise of Postmodernism. Illustrated throughout with full-color reproductions of paintings, drawings, and archival photos, this book is an important contribution to the literature on Abstract Expressionism, women artists, and feminism during a transformative period, and will also appeal to lovers of painting of all kinds." -- Publisher's description.
Subject De Kooning, Elaine -- Exhibitions.
Portraits, American -- Exhibitions.
De Kooning, Elaine.
Portraits, American.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author De Kooning, Elaine, artist.
Fortune, Brandon Brame, author.
Gibson, Ann Eden, 1944- author.
Čupić, Simona, author.
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), host institution, issuing body.
ISBN 3791354388 (hardcover)
9783791354385 (hardcover)