Willem de Kooning. Pink Angels. c. 1945. Oil and charcoal on canvas, 52 x 40"
When I go the Nelson, I always say "hello" to my friend Bill, (Bill de Kooning). I see his painting "Woman IV" that he created around 1953, and feel his presence right in front of me.
There is currently a retrospective of Bill de Kooning's work at New York's MOMA. According to MOMA's website, "This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the important and prolific artists of the 20th century."