Sunday, August 25, 2019

Major retrospective for Lee Krasner

This week the New York Times brought news of a solo show of Lee Krasner, featuring almost 100 works by the American abstract expressionist.

The show currently runs at the Barbican Gallery in London, and will travel in October to the Schirn Kunstalle Frankfurt, and continue next year to the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

Long overshadowed by the paintings of her husband Jackson Pollock, Krasner's work shows great range.  She is one of the few women painters to receive a full retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, a show that opened a few months after her death in 1984. In recent years her work has received more attention. In May, a panoramic Krasner from 1960 was sold at auction for $11.7 million, a record for the artist.

To learn more about Krasner and about the current show, access Jason Farago's article in the New York Times here.

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