The Pace Gallery Presents Willem de Kooning: The Figure: Movement and Gesture

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NEW YORK, NY.- The Pace Gallery presents Willem de Kooning: The Figure: Movement and Gesture, on view through July 29, 2011. This is the first exhibition at Pace devoted to the artist since the gallery announced exclusive representation of the estate last fall. Willem de Kooning: The Figure: Movement and Gesture features nearly forty paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the late 60s through the late 70s, including a number of private loans and rarely seen paintings. A catalogue with an essay written by art historian Richard Shiff is accompanying the exhibition. From the late 60s to the late 70s de Kooning explored the figure with new gestural liquidity, merging the figure into landscape and working in sculpture for the first time. The Figure: Movement and Gesture focuses on the movement of trans-