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De Kooning by Mark Stevens
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Feb 27, 2010

it was amazing
Read in August, 2009

I love this book! Being a self-professed art nerd, this shouldn't be a surprise. Although an extremely dense book, and not the quickest read of my life (I've taken more than a few breaks!), it always left me thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. An extremely comprehensive overview of de Kooning's life from his humble beginnings in the Netherlands to a who's-who in mid-century New York. As an artist who connects with his work on such a level that is incomparable to many today, his commitment and anxieties are endlessly fascinating. This is an important book for anyone who yearns for an understanding of the artistic process that produces some of the most extraordinary art of the century.
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