Lee Krasnerat Kasmin
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Lee Krasner
at Kasmin

By Rory Mitchell| New York, 3 March 2021

Opening 11 March, Kasmin in New York present the third exhibition of work by a pivotal figure of 20th-century American art, Lee Krasner.

The exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, follows on from Lee Krasner: Living Colour—the first major exhibition of Krasner's work in Europe since the 1960s. Curated by Eleanor Nairne, the show began at the Barbican Centre, London, before travelling to Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland; and the Guggenheim Bilbao between 2019 and 2020.

Lee Krasner The Farthest Point (1981). Oil and paper collage on canvas. 144.1 x 94.6 cm. © 2021 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

At Kasmin, a selection of major paintings from the touring exhibition are presented alongside works from the debut presentation of Krasner's renowned collage paintings at the Stable Gallery in New York in 1955, recognised by Clement Greenberg as 'a major addition to American art.'

Long overshadowed by the fame of her husband, Jackson Pollock, it was only much later that Krasner's prolific output achieved the recognition it deserves.

In her drive to push the boundaries of modern abstraction, Krasner is renowned for destroying her canvases, reconstructing them into new, explosive planes of colour and form. It is this innovative technique that can be admired at Kasmin.—[O]

Main image: Lee Krasner, To the North (1980) (detail). Oil and paper collage on canvas. 148.6 x 162.6 cm. © 2021 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


ARTWORK

Untitled (Gouache No.1) by Lee Krasner contemporary artwork
Lee KrasnerUntitled (Gouache No.1), 1941Gouache and pencil on paper
26.7 x 15.2 cm
Gazelli Art House
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