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Willem de Kooning

 
 
 Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Untitled #5. Incised with the artist’s signature and numbered W de K. 5/6 (upper edge).  Bronze 13 ¼ x 11 x 2 ½ in

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Untitled #5. Incised with the artist’s signature and numbered W de K. 5/6 (upper edge). Bronze 13 ¼ x 11 x 2 ½ in

Willem de Kooning

March, 2018

This Willem de Kooning sculpture Untitled #5, 1969 was stolen in 1983 from an exhibition at the New York Road Runners Club in New York City.  The sculpture had been consigned to a gallerist by the de Kooning studio itself.

In March 2018, the work was located when being offered for sale through an innocent purchaser at a major NYC auction house.   Chris Marinello and the attorney for the possessor resolved the title dispute pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement in April 2018.

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