The Show to See: Willem de Kooning at MOMA

By Mad Dog
Published: Sep 21, 2011

I wrote a short take on my Gilt blog about the influence of the Hamptons on de Kooning’s work, but the piece to inhale before you go to this exhibition is Jill Krementz’s picture-and-text tour in New York Social Diary. Jill is one of our best chroniclers of writers and artists, and here she delivers a brilliant primer on de Kooning’s evolution as a painter — and a who’s who of MOMA guests at the opening.