Lively and intimate portrait illustrates the different phases of de Kooning's career, capturing the vivid individualism of this prolific painter.
Willem de Kooning is regarded as the most illustrious abstract expressionist painter of the New York School. This award-winning film offers probing interviews with de Kooning himself as he recalls his early struggles, remembers his camaraderie with key figures in the Greenwich Village avant-garde of the 1940s, and offers glimpses into his inspirations and motivations. Rare historical film footage enlivens de Kooning`s words, showing him slashing paint onto canvas and masterfully creating large-scale drawings. This landmark document delivers a dynamic portrait of one of America`s most acclaimed artists..
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Other credits: Hosted by Dustin Hoffman Writer and Director: Charlotte Zwerin Producer: Courtney Sale Ross Coproducer: Karen Lindsay Directory of Photography: Francis Kenny Editor: Carol Hayward Associate Producer: Ellen Weissbrod Music: Maurice Wright Made possible by grants from Atlantic Richfield Company and Manoogian Foundation. A Cort Production.