From the Kansas City Star 11/11/11

Carolyn Miles and Willem de Looper's 1999 "Untitled" abstraction, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

Carolyn Miles and Willem de Looper's 1999 "Untitled" abstraction,

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

"A gift to treasure is an untitled 1999 abstraction by Dutch-born Willem de Looper (1932-2009), a painter associated with the Washington Color School. The 5-foot canvas, given by his wife, Frauke de Looper, and the Atrium Gallery, is dominated by a large, rust-colored polyhedron with de Looper’s trademark slightly curving sides. A faceted gray backdrop echoes the contours of the form, generating a push-pull between flatness and dimension that complicates the work’s relationship to the formalism of the Color School."

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