Typed Letter Signed and Autograph Letter Signed, n.d., New York City. ELAINE DE KOONING.
ELAINE DE KOONING

(1918-89) American Figurative Expressionist and Abstract Expressionist painter and art editor; wife of Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning. Her portrait of Pres. Kennedy hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC

Typed Letter Signed and Autograph Letter Signed, n.d., New York City.

Both letters to her attorney. In the typed letter, she first writes about her physical health and discusses her financial situation referring to Willem de Kooning as Bill. "Bill and I are both moving int new studios this month and spending a lot of time fixing them up and are caught up with numerous debts…Bill's bank account is at rock bottom…For the rest, Bill and I have been working night and day for the past couple of weeks on [Adlai] Stevenson's campaign making posters for the sound trucks and this coming weekend we and a group of artists are going to decorate the ballroom at the Commodore where he will speak next Tuesday…we'll all be able to rest after Nov. 4 when our man gets in - I fervently hope…." She signs, "Elaine." In the autograph letter she writes, "Hope you can come to my opening, Tuesday 5-7…." Signed, "Elaine.

De Kooning refers to Democratic presidential contender, Adlai Stevenson who was defeated twice by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956.

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