"Elaine de Kooning Portrayed" opens on August 6 and remains on view through October 31. An Opening Reception will be held on August 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Elaine de Kooning’s longstanding devotion to portraiture is currently being celebrated at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, where the exhibition, “Elaine de Kooning Portraits,” is on view through January 10, 2016. Many of Elaine’s subjects were her fellow artists, and they often returned the compliment with portraits of her.
The Pollock-Krasner House exhibition comprises likenesses and reflections on Elaine by several of them, ranging from an early 1940s drawing by her husband-to-be, Willem de Kooning, to a 2011 abstract tribute by Paul Harris. It also includes works by Robert De Niro, Sr., Arshile Gorky, Ray Johnson, Aristodimos Kaldis, Alex Katz, Edvard Lieber, Fairfield Porter, Joop Sanders, Hedda Sterne and Edvins Strautmanis, as well as four of Elaine’s self-portraits.
Lenders include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the estate of Robert De Niro, Sr., the Jack Shainman Gallery, and private collectors. A fully illustrated catalog with an essay by distinguished art historian Phyllis Braff will accompany the exhibition. Admission is included with museum admission.
The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is located at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse.