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NYC. Kasmin. Lee Krasner: Collage Paintings 1938–1981

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LEE KRASNER. Collage Paintings 1938–1981. 509 WEST 27TH STREET
MARCH 11–APRIL 24, 2021

Kasmin is pleased to announce Lee Krasner: Collage Paintings 1938–1981. Presented in collaboration with the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the exhibition will be on view at 509 West 27th Street from March 11 through April 24, 2021. Featuring several masterpieces from the 1955 debut of Krasner’s collage paintings at the Stable Gallery, as well as significant works from the artist’s 2019–2021 traveling European retrospective, this exhibition provides American audiences with the opportunity to further examine one of Krasner’s most innovative practices.

Throughout her indelible career, Lee Krasner’s tireless and fierce self-examination compelled the artist to destroy previous works and reconstitute their elements into new compositions. This practice of reclaiming past works of her own, as well as of those of her husband, Jackson Pollock, resulted in many of Krasner’s most novel bodies of work in which elements of painting, drawing, and collage coexist in dramatic compositions. Increasingly regarded as one of the most philosophical and unwavering pioneers of the Abstract Expressionist movement in America, Lee Krasner’s collage paintings represent some of the artist’s most conceptual and emotionally charged works.
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Lee Krasner, The Farthest Point, 1981, oil and paper collage on canvas, 56 3/4 x 37 1/4 inches, 144.1 x 94.6 cm. © 2021 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Lee Krasner, The Farthest Point, 1981, oil and paper collage on canvas, 56 3/4 x 37 1/4 inches, 144.1 x 94.6 cm. © 2021 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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