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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 global of recent York artists. Her zest for event and freewheeling spending have been as mythical as her ever-present cigarette.

Flamboyant and witty in individual, she used to be an incisive artwork author who expressed maverick reviews in a deceptively informal type. As a painter, she melded summary Expressionism with a lifelong curiosity in physically circulate to seize topics as assorted as President John F. Kennedy, basketball gamers, and bullfights.

In her romantic existence, she went her personal method, constantly willing for male realization. yet she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her maximum impression; instead of being overshadowed via his reputation, she labored "in his light." approximately twenty years after their separation, after eventually embracing sobriety herself, she again to his facet to rescue him from serious alcoholism.

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

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