Tom Ferrara remembers Willem De Kooning in words and photographs.
Ferrara writes that "After meeting Bill de Kooning, one thing that first became apparent was that he had amazing skills of observation. Not only was he more visually active than everyone else but he also appeared to enjoy the act of seeing more than anyone. It seemed like he noticed everything and was able to find something extraordinary in the most ordinary of places."
De Kooning: A Retrospective is on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York through January 9, 2012.