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LPC okays Kooning building design

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved a design, proposed by DXA studio, for an addition to artist Willem de Kooning’s former studio at 831 Broadway.

The proposed three-story addition will be composed of slumped, reflective glazing that’s curved form references the organic qualities of the art work of de Kooning and his contemporaries.

Willem de Kooning moved to the studio in 1958 and painted there until 1963. The building became a magnet for other influential artists in the years that followed, hosting Elaine de Kooning, Paul Jenkins, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Herbert Ferber, and renowned curator William Ruben.

The original 4 story Italianate warehouse building that the addition sits atop will be fully restored. A new historical wood storefront will be installed at 831, and 827’s existing wood storefront will be restored.

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