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Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959. Oil on canvas, 77-5/8 x 131-1/4

Paintings have to be named.  Bullfight?  OK, Bullfight.  But you should not imagine that Elaine de Kooning started with the intention to illustrate the idea of “bullfight.”  Rather, she slashed paint onto this enormous canvas and at some point stood back and said, that’s it, it’s resolved.  Only then did the title come about.  Maybe somebody else suggested it.

http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/women-abstract-expressionism

This must be a powerful exhibit. It will be at the Denver Art Museum until September 25th.

After the DAM, the exhibition will travel to the Mint Museum, Charlotte, in October 2016 and the Palm Springs Art Museum in February 2017.

Unfortunately we won’t see this work in Chicago.  But surely, “Women of Abstract Expressionism” is worth an excursion.  Time to consult flight schedules.

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