Lee Krasner : living colour / edited by Eleanor Nairne ; interviews by Gail Levin.

Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984 [Browse]
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd : Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, 2019.
239 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cm


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This monograph accompanies the first European retrospective of the work of Lee Krasner (1908-1984). One of the original abstract expressionists, Krasner's importance has for too long been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock. In fact, his death in 1956 marked her renaissance as an artist. 0Over the course of more than five decades, Krasner continually scrutinized and reinvented her practice, giving her work formidable energy and impact. Her accomplishments began to be recognized toward the end of her life and in 1984 she became one of the few women artists to be given a solo exhibition at MoMA. As Krasner quipped about her belated recognition: "I was a woman, Jewish, a widow, a damn good painter, thank you, and a little too independent". 0This volume features an outstanding selection of her most important paintings, collages and drawings, contextualized by photography from the post-war period, an illustrated chronology, and includes an unpublished interview with her biographer Gail Levin. Tracing her evolution as an artist - from her earliest self-portraits to the acclaimed 'little image' series, from her 1950s collages to epic painterly canvases - this book offers a vivid impression of one of the most tenacious women artists of the 20th century, whose work and life feels more relevant than ever today.00Exhibition: Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (30.05.-01.09.2019) / Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (11.10.2019-12.01.2020) / Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland (07.02.-10.05.2020) / Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (29.05.-06.09.2020).
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, 30 May to 1 September 2019; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 11 October 2019 to 12 January 2020; Zentrum Paul Klee, Switzerland, 7 February to 10 May 2020; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, 29 May to 6 September 2020.
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Living colour
  • 9780500094082 ((hardcover))
  • 050009408X ((hardcover))
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