Willem de Kooning canvas at Sotheby's

Willem de Kooning canvas at Sotheby's

Expected to fetch around $25-35 million

Image: Sotheby's

Sotheby's marathon November auction this year will feature American artist Willem de Kooning –one of the leaders of abstract expressionalism, and amongst the most expensive artists of the late twentieth century. Kooning will be presented alongside the great sculptor from the beginning of last century, Alberto Giacometti.

According to the Art Newspaper, the de Kooning retrospective in New York's MOMA museum was the most visited exhibition in New York in 2012... and the thirteenth most popular in the world.

Kooning's painting 'Untitled V' was estimated by experts at the British auction house to fetch $25-35 million. Willem de Kooning painted the artwork during the period of his return to oil painting — and long before he studied sculpture.

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