|Artist:||Willem de Kooning|
Because of its unique appearance, this abstract sculpture by artist Willem de Kooning has a bold presence within the Tuileries Garden.
The sculpture is one of the most widely known by de Kooning and has been exhibited throughout the world. The sculpture alludes to classical subject matter but utilizes an abstract interpretation of the character and story.
Willem de Kooning was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1904 and started art training when he was only 12 years old. He eventually emigrated to the United States in 1926 and spent several years in New York painting murals for the Federal Art Project. He won a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 for his paintings and in 1970 turned to work in bronze sculpture. Kooning is one of the most prominent leaders in abstract expressionism.
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The sculpture is located roughly in the center of the Tuileries Garden within a parterre just north of the main axis.
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