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Willem de Kooning in His Studio, by Unknown, 1961, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2011-2241.

October 21, 1993

Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection, opens at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and will last through January 9, 1994. This launches an extensive tour of 50 works charting the Dutch-born American artist's development from 1939-1985. The exhibit will also be seen in Barcelona, Atlanta, Boston, and Houston.More

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