If you haven’t read de Kooning: An American Master, you simply must! This Pulitzer Prize winning book was terrific. It told the personal and professional struggles of one of the 20th Century’s most important artists.
One of the most revealing quotes about de Kooning’s relationship to his art was from someone close to de Kooning. She said:
He was always in doubt.
Do you doubt your work?
Is it better to be sure or to doubt?
Is it possible to be sure?