[“Willem De Kooning in his studio Springs Long Island. I visited with my stepmother Edith, his fly unbuttoned, he showed me his brushes lined up neatly on a table, “I wash them, clean them all myself,” and said of his new canvases,” I’m just a sign painter”” [Ginsberg caption] – Willem de Kooning photographed by Allen Ginsberg, 1985 – © The Estate of Allen Ginsberg]
It’s twenty years since the passing of the great Abstract Expressionist master, Willem de Kooning. In the latter part of his life, Allen was able to make an hommage and visit to him in his studio in East Hampton and de Kooning posed for pictures.
Here are a couple of these rarely-seen images