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By Cathy Curtis

the 1st biography of Elaine de Kooning, A beneficiant imaginative and prescient portrays a girl whose intelligence, droll humorousness, and generosity of spirit endeared her to acquaintances and gave her a starring position within the close-knit international of latest York artists. Her zest for event and freewheeling spending have been as mythical as her ever-present cigarette.

Flamboyant and witty in individual, she was once an incisive artwork author who expressed maverick critiques in a deceptively informal kind. As a painter, she melded summary Expressionism with a lifelong curiosity in physically circulate to trap matters as assorted as President John F. Kennedy, basketball gamers, and bullfights.

In her romantic lifestyles, she went her personal means, continuously prepared for male awareness. yet she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her maximum effect; instead of being overshadowed by way of his reputation, she labored "in his light." approximately 20 years after their separation, after ultimately embracing sobriety herself, she again to his facet to rescue him from critical alcoholism.

Based on painstaking learn and dozens of interviews, A beneficiant imaginative and prescient brings to lifestyles a number one determine of twentieth-century artwork who lived a whole and interesting lifestyles on her personal terms.

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