Item #8844 The Collected Writings of Willem de Kooning. Willem de Kooning.
The Collected Writings of Willem de Kooning
The Collected Writings of Willem de Kooning

The Collected Writings of Willem de Kooning

Madras: Hanuman Books, 1988. 1st Edition. 16mo, publisher's stiff plum wraps, upper wrap gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.

“Being anti-traditional is just as corny as being traditional.” First edition of this mini-collection of writings by the renowned Dutch-American abstract expressionist, including “A Desperate View,” “The Renaissance and Order,” “What Abstract Art Means To Me,” “Content Is A Glimpse,” and a section of statements and interviews. The collection is issued here as number 14 in art critic Raymond Foye and Italian painter Francesco Clemente's Hanuman Books series. Founded in 1986, the small press, whose administrative and editorial functions were housed in the Chelsea Hotel, produced their series of small handmade books in Madras, India. Edited by George Scrivani with a cover photo by Rudy Burckhardt. Light rubbing to edges of unclipped dust jacket, otherwise in tight unopened binding. Near fine. Item #8844

$200.00

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