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Lee Krasner

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Lee Krasner: The Edge of Color

KASMIN BOOKS
Text by Adam D. Weinberg, Jason Drill.

Two paintings from Krasner’s very first solo exhibition, reunited here after 70 years, provide a window into the artist’s rarely examined early geometric abstractions

Flexi, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 88 pgs / 35 color / 12 bw. | 8/6/2024 | Awaiting stock
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Lee Krasner: Charcoals

KASMIN
Text by Ellen Landau.

Pbk, 8.25 x 11.25 in. / 75 pgs / 78 color / 25 bw. | 2/25/2020 | In stock
$25.00


Lee Krasner: The Umber Paintings 1959–1962

KASMIN
Introduction by David Anfam. Interviews by Richard Howard, Barbara Novak.

Clth, 12.5 x 12.5 in. / 121 pgs / 60 color / 22 bw. | 11/20/2018 | In stock
$65.00


Lee Krasner: The Edge of ColorLee Krasner: The Edge of Color

Published by Kasmin Books.
Text by Adam D. Weinberg, Jason Drill.

The early works of Abstract Expressionist pioneer Lee Krasner (1908–84), in her first solo exhibition in 1951, emphasized geometric relations. But during this same period, Krasner would often destroy or paint over her canvases to create new works. In a special and ambitious exhibition, Kasmin reunites the only two surviving paintings from her first solo show, displayed together for the first time in over 70 years. Replete with 18 color plates, related archival material and newly commissioned texts, The Edge of Color foregrounds a rarely examined chapter of Krasner’s five-decade career. Beyond the scope of an exhibition catalog, the book takes its reader behind Krasner’s paintings to provide never-before-published visual evidence regarding these early paintings. It positions these works, realized in the upstairs bedroom at the artist’s home in Springs, NY, in relation to Krasner’s contemporaries including Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian.



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Lee Krasner: Collage Paintings 1938–1981Lee Krasner: Collage Paintings 1938–1981

Published by Kasmin.
Text by Siri Hustvedt and Saskia Flower.

This fully illustrated catalog features several masterpieces from the 1955 debut of Lee Krasner’s (1908–84) collage paintings at the Stable Gallery, as well as significant works from the artist’s 2019–21 traveling European retrospective, and newly commissioned texts by author Siri Hustvedt and art historian Saskia Flower.



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Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 49   

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Lee Krasner: CharcoalsLee Krasner: Charcoals

Published by Kasmin.
Text by Ellen Landau.

Charcoal Studies presents a series of figurative charcoals made by Lee Krasner (1908–84) from 1937 to 1940 under the tutelage of Hans Hofmann that would become seminal to the artist’s career.

In 1977, Krasner demonstrated the relevance of these charcoal works in a brilliant late series of collage paintings in which she repurposed a large number of her Hofmann School drawings. Fortunately, Krasner did not destroy all the drawings. Fifty of these are included in her 1995 catalogue raisonné; another portfolio with 20 more (including four previously unknown still lifes) has recently come to light.

Charcoals includes the never-before-published works as well as updated research and text to serve as a complete listing of all surviving Hofmann School charcoal sketches and as a definitive reference on this pivotal period within Krasner’s oeuvre.



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Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 152   

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Lee Krasner: The Umber Paintings 1959–1962Lee Krasner: The Umber Paintings 1959–1962

Published by Kasmin.
Introduction by David Anfam. Interviews by Richard Howard, Barbara Novak.

This book focuses on the iconic Umber Paintings of Lee Krasner (1908–84), which consist of only 24 paintings. Painted between 1959 and 1962, the Umber Paintings were realized during one of Krasner’s most ambitious periods of cproduction following the sudden and tragic loss of her husband, Jackson Pollock. During this time of newfound solitude, Krasner moved into Pollock’s studio at their home in the Springs, East Hampton, which enabled her to experiment on large canvases for the first time. In addition to the increase in scale, this period was also characterized by a further commitment to %allover% compositions. By the end of the 1950s, Krasner’s emotional turmoil confined her to work only at night under artificial light. The Umber Paintings convey a distinctive rawness and intensity that was unprecedented in her oeuvre until this point, and remain lauded as the artist’s most psychologically evocative works.



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