Alfred Leslie - Bill de Kooning in 1966, 2010
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Oil pastel on sintra
24 x 24 inches
Leslie has been exhibiting his paintings and films since 1947. First famous as the youngest of the Abstract Expressionists, he subsequently became a pioneer of the early 1960s return to figuration. At the same time, he was making films, from the “Beatnik classic” Pull My Daisy to collage-like features such as the Cedar Bar (2001). Recently, Leslie has been working on a set of monumental grisaille portraits of his friends from the 1960s, including Al Held, Frank O’Hara, and Willem de Kooning. Yaddo’s piece is a study for the completed de Kooning portrait, which is seven feet tall.