Friday, June 24, 2011

Willem De Kooning 12

Fire damaged footage of De Kooning in his East Hampton studio mid August 
by Alfred Leslie


brian edmonds said...

Bizarre. What do you think of Leslie's work? I think his use of color against black was extremely strong and eye catching in his early work.

Paul Behnke said...

Yeah, I'm a big fan of Leslie's earlier abstract work and looked at him a lot when I was in school---not into his later figurative stuff.

brian edmonds said...

Exactly the way I feel. The figurative paintings I can respect for their accuracy and bravado but does not have the same punch as the early work. The early work is vibrant and unexpected. If that makes sense.