As earlier with Pollock and de Kooning, she excelled at personal contacts with the artists.
Of course, for every Picasso there is a Braque, for every Pollock, a de Kooning.
Self-taught abstract expressionist Roy Newell ran with de Kooning and Kline in the 1950s, but sabotaged his own fame.
The idea for these edgy Oedipal works came to Prince when he was looking through a catalogue of de Kooning's Women series.
A de Kooning sold for $137.5 million in the same bullish, pre-recession year; a Klimt, too, for $135 million.