Lee Krasner Exhibition Catalogue
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Lee Krasner Exhibition Catalogue


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Celebrating the work and life of formidable artist Lee Krasner (1908–1984), this exciting book explores a key figure in American art and abstract expressionism.

In 1984, Lee Krasner (1908-1984) became one of the few women artists to have been given a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She quipped about her belated recognition: “I was a woman, Jewish, a widow, a damn good painter, thank you, and a little too independent.” One of the original pioneers of abstract expressionism, Krasner has for too long been eclipsed by her husband, Jackson Pollock. In fact, his death in 1956 marked her renaissance as an artist.

Coinciding with a major exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery, Lee Krasner features an outstanding selection of her most important paintings, collages, and works on paper, contextualised by photography from the post-war period, an illustrated chronology, and an unpublished interview with her biographer Gail Levin. This richly illustrated monograph is a comprehensive survey of the work of one of the twentieth century’s most dynamic artists.

Edited by Eleanor Nairne

The exhibition Lee Krasner Living Colour is at the Barbican from 30 May to 01 September 2019. Book tickets now

Hardback, 240 pages

Dimensions: 28.7 x 22.7 x 2.5cm