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Willem DE KOONING

The Netherlands 1904 – United States of America 1997

Untitled 1972 Title Notes: 000-001
Materials & Technique: multiples, multiple cast pewter made from original model Impression: 5/100
Edition: 100 plus 6 artist's copies (6 copies are in silver)
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1972

Edition Notes: A flexible rubber mold was made from an original bronze casting furnished by the artist. Wax copies, identical to the original bronze, were cast from the rubber mold. Each wax copy was encased with ceramic material and then removed from this ceramic shell through a steam melting process. After the wax was removed, the cavity in the ceramic shell became the area where molten pewter was poured. After the metal solidified, the ceramic shell was removed from the casting. Each casting had a different patina that was applied by hand. Collaboration and supervision by Kenneth Tyler and Jeff Sanders.
Dimensions: comp 17.8 h x 30.0 w x 7.6 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Gemini GEL catalogue raisonne cat. 404
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.879
Image rights: © The Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy