The artist is the subject of a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
"Seated Woman." c. 1940. Oil and charcoal on Masonite. Writes critic Philip Kennicott: “Retrospectives are generally meant to shift public and critical opinion. But this retrospective feels more like a reaffirmation, allowing the viewer to keep on believing what he has thought all along” — namely, that de Kooning was a misogynist. Copyright 2011 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/The Philadelphia Museum of Art