Art Type
Media / Materials
Year Completed
Promised gift of John and Mary Pappajohn to the Des Moines Art Center
Latitude & Longitude
41.585204, -93.635777
Location Description
Within the north central area of the Sculpture Park, along Grand Avenue between 15th and 13th Streets.

Reclining Figure

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Willem de Kooning’s sculpture is the least-known aspect of his work. The sculpture, depicting de Kooning’s classic elemental woman.De Kooning made his first sculptures in 1969, a group of thirteen hand-sized bronzes based on the human figure. It was not until 1980, however, that he was able to complete the first of the monumental sculptures.