graphite on lined paper
8 x 12½ in. (31.7 x 20.3 cm.)
Drawn circa 1960s.
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De Kooning often used the female figure as a starting point to explore abstraction, obsessively and tentatively probing the boundaries between the two forms. In drawings like this, only the faintist hint of the female form emerges—and even that is open to interpretation.

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