Willem de Kooning–“Woman and Bicycle”

Willem de Kooning was a Dutch-born, American artist who worked in the Abstract Expressionist style. During the 1940s and 50s, he and many other abstract expressionist artists like Jackson Pollock frequented the Cedar Tavern, where many Beat writers also drank.
This painting was created amidst the Beat Movement in 1952-3.
National Gallery of Art:


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