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Photo Essay: Lee Krasner: Living Colour

Posted on 29 May 2019

Explore Lee Krasner's work, from her earliest self-portraits to the epic painterly canvases, in our 'Lee Krasner: Living Colour' photo essay.

The Barbican’s new exhibition, Lee Krasner: Living Colour, allows visitors to experience Krasner’s evolution as an artist. The first European retrospective in 50 years includes almost 100 works, many which are being shown in the UK for the first time.

The official accompanying book Lee Krasner: Living Colour features a broad selection of Krasner’s most important paintings, collages and drawings.

Self-Portrait, c. 1928 The Jewish Museum, New York. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy the Jewish Museum, New York.

Untitled, 1946 Collection of Bobbi and Walter Zifkin. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Photograph by Jonathan Urban.

Abstract No. 2 , 1947 IVAM Centre, Spain. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy IVAM.

Mosaic Table, 1947 Private Collection. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York.

Blue Level, 1955 Private Collection. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Photograph by Diego Flores.

Bald Eagle, 1955 Collection of Audrey Irmas, Los Angeles. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Photograph by Jonathan Urban.

Desert Moon, 1955 Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. © 2018. Digital Image Museum Associates/ LACMA/Art Resource NY/ Scala, Florence.

Prophecy, 1956 Private Collection. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York. Photograph by Christopher Stach

Polar Stampede, 1960 The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York.

Through Blue, 1963 Private Collection, New York City. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Photograph by Christopher Stach.

Another Storm, 1963 Private Collection. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York.

Icarus, 1964 Thomson Family Collection, New York. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York. Photograph by Diego Flores.

Siren, 1966 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Photograph by Cathy Carver, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Untitled, 1969 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York City. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York.

Palingenesis, 1971 Collection Pollock-Krasner Foundation. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York.

Imperative, 1976 National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Lee Krasner c.1938 Photographer unknown.

Lee Krasner at the WPA Pier, New York City, where she was working on a WPA commission, c. 1940. Photograph by Fred Prater. Lee Krasner Papers, c.1905-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Lee Krasner in her studio in the barn, Springs, 1962 Photograph by Hans Namuth. Lee Krasner Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Photograph by Irving Penn Lee Krasner, Springs, NY, 1972 © The Irving Penn Foundation

Lee Krasner

A Biography Gail Levin
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Lee Krasner

Living Colour Eleanor Nairne
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