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Painter, Draft draughtsman, b. 1908 - d. 1984

(b Brooklyn, New York, October 27, 1908; d New York City, June 19, 1984) American painter. Lee Krasner was drawn to painting from early youth, when she broke from societal expectations to pursue the life of an artist. While at high school she recalled drawing, "big charts of beetles, flies, butterflies, insects and so on," then after a rich education that included Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design, in 1937 began several years of study with Hans Hoffman; developing a form of biomorphic abstraction which was also synthetic cubist and action oriented. She worked on the WPA Federal Art Project in the thirties. Krasner was keenly aware of the world around her, and she was extremely active politically in her 20s and 30s. She was on the executive board of the Artists Union, and centrally involved in the formation of the Abstract Expressionist canon. She had become acquainted with Harold Rosenberg, Lionel Abel and Parker Tyler at the club Sam Johnson's in the Village before she met and married Jackson Pollock in 1945. In the early 40s her paintings were exhibited in key shows, along with Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Mondrian, Leger, Davis and Pollock.* But as much as any Abstract Expressionist artist, Lee Krasner embraced change. She worked figuratively in the 1930s, was influenced by cubism and hard-edged abstraction in the 1940s and created her classic Abstract Expressionist works in the 1950s and 1960s. In the early 1970s, Krasner created pared down "minimalist" works. Never content to rest on her laurels, Krasner continually explored new forms of expression. Her later work is a breathtaking culmination of her career, a synthesis that combines the rigidity of her American Abstract Artist work of the 1940s, with the scale, composition and rolling forms of her mature work.** (Credit: *Christie’s, New York, Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, November 13, 2007, lot 17; **Christie’s, New York, Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session, May 12, 2004, lot 179)

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            • LEE KRASNER "SHELLFLOWER" ORIGINAL OIL AFTER
              Jun. 08, 2024

              LEE KRASNER "SHELLFLOWER" ORIGINAL OIL AFTER

              Est: $2,000 - $10,000

              180175 LEE KRASNER "SHELLFLOWER" ORIGINAL OIL AFTER Lee Krasner (1908-1984, American) Original Oil on Canvas After of "Shellflower". Abstract Expressionist Piece. Lee Krasner was a force of nature, alwayspushing abstraction forward. Her work over 50 years suggests perpetual, restless reinvention, encompassing portraits, Cubist drawings, collage, assemblage, and large-scale abstract painting. A pioneer ofAbstract Expressionism, she was also one of the key crusaders for Jackson Pollock’s legacy. As the art historian Helen Harrison, now the director of the Pollock-Krasner House in Springs, NY, once wrote, Krasner“squeezed the juice out of her imagery.” Size: 36 X 48". 38 X 50" Framed. Condition: Very fine. See images.

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            • LEE KRASNER ORIGINAL ABSTRACT PAINTING AFTER
              Jun. 08, 2024

              LEE KRASNER ORIGINAL ABSTRACT PAINTING AFTER

              Est: $200 - $10,000

              180110 LEE KRASNER ORIGINAL ABSTRACT PAINTING AFTER Lee Kranser (1908-1984, American) original abstract acrylic painting in the manner of, after the time of Krasner. This is an original artwork created by an unknown artist in the same style and technique as Lee Krasner. Krasner's exposure to Post-Impressionism at the newly opened Museum of Modern Art in 1929 led to a sustained interest in modern art. In 1937, she enrolled in classes taught by Hans Hofmann, which led her to integrate influences of Cubism into her paintings. During the Great Depression, Krasner joined the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project, transitioning to war propaganda artworksduring the War Services era. Size: 19.5 X 23.5", 22 X 26" Frame Condition: Very fine.

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            • ATTR TO LEE KRASNER RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE PAINTING
              Mar. 16, 2024

              ATTR TO LEE KRASNER RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE PAINTING

              Est: $100 - $150

              Attributed to Lee Lenore Pollock Krasner, Russian, Jewish born, American, 1908 to 1984, mixed media painting on paper depicting a monochrome abstract expressionist composition. Signed with initials, L. K., lower right. Lee Krasner is known for Abstract expressionist and gestural painting, collage. A major figure among 20th century New York abstract painters, Lee Krasner became an acknowledged leader of the Abstract Expressionists. One of a kind artwork.

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            • Lee Lenore (Pollock) Krasner (1908 - 1984) American
              Feb. 29, 2024

              Lee Lenore (Pollock) Krasner (1908 - 1984) American

              Est: $3,500 - $5,500

              Lee Lenore (Pollock) Krasner (1908 - 1984) Watercolor on paper, Signed Lower Mid, Measures (17.5 X 23 inches) w/frame (23.5 x 30 inches) A major figure among 20th-century New York abstract painters, Lee Krasner became an acknowledged leader of the Abstract Expressionists. However, as the wife of Jackson Pollock, who emerged as the leading figure of that period, she was overshadowed by his accomplishments, and her reputation as an artist did not take hold until a decade after his death in 1956. Born into a strong matriarchal Russian Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Krasner was raised in a highly cultured environment. In the 1920s, she studied at Cooper Union, the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design. From 1934 to 1943, she was a WPA mural painter and also became involved with radical art and politics. During much of this time, she was a mural assistant to Max Spivak, prominent abstract artist.

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            • LEE KRASNER ORIGINAL ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING (AFTER)
              Nov. 25, 2023

              LEE KRASNER ORIGINAL ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING (AFTER)

              Est: $600 - $10,000

              170168 LEE KRASNER ORIGINAL ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING (AFTER) Lee Krasner (1908-1984, American) original colorful abstract oil painting. This painting is an original piece done in the same style and fashion as Krasner. Lee Krasner was aforce of nature, always pushing abstraction forward. Her work over 50 years suggests perpetual, restless reinvention, encompassing portraits, Cubist drawings, collage, assemblage, and large-scale abstractpainting. A pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, she was also one of the key crusaders for Jackson Pollock’s legacy. As the art historian Helen Harrison, now the director of the Pollock-Krasner House inSprings, NY, once wrote, Krasner “squeezed the juice out of her imagery.” Size: 19.5 X 32.5", 22 X 26" Frame Condition: Very fine.

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            • LEE KRASNER Free Space (Green).
              Nov. 16, 2023

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Green).

              Est: $5,000 - $8,000

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Green). Color screenprint and collage on Arches, 1975. 494x660 mm; 19 1/2x26 inches (sheet), full margins. Artist's proof for the deluxe edition of 50 with collage, aside from the regular edition of 175. Signed and inscribed "AP" in pencil, lower center. Printed by Chiron Press, New York. Published by Transworld Art, New York. A very good impression with vibrant colors. Krasner's (1908-1984) life and work is infrequently mentioned absent her famous husband Jackson Pollock's (1912-1956) influence, though history has come to recognize her contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement and her strength as an independent artist separate from her connection to Pollock. Krasner (1908-1984) was born in New York to a Russian Orthodox Jewish family. Her formal art training included instruction with Hans Hofmann, perhaps one of the earliest and most influential Abstract Expressionist painters. Hofmann's use of bold color to portray meaning and spirituality and the tension he created by manipulating spatial relations and fragmentation became driving influences through Krasner's career. During the 1930s, Krasner supported herself on commissions from the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Unfulfilled by her work on figurative images for murals, Krasner continued to work on abstract work independently. Krasner was already an established artist and a founding member of the American Abstract Artists collective by the time she married Pollock in 1945. She had maintained that even if she had not married Pollock, she still would have been influenced by his work, like so many other artists. She had in fact introduced Pollock to many key figures within the New York art scene, including the Willem and Elaine de Kooning and the critic Clement Greenberg. She also encouraged and inspired his most cutting-edge works. After moving with Pollock to the Springs, East Hampton, Long Island, in November 1945 Krasner developed her Little Image paintings. These critically acclaimed paintings combined ancient hieroglyphics, paint splatters and heavy impasto. Though she received favorable reviews, Krasner was her own worst critic, her experiments with new materials and techniques that did not meet her own high standards were destroyed. She then created collages from these destroyed works and from scraps of her husband's canvases, often tearing the sheets to create improvised shapes and rough edges. After Pollock's accidental death in 1956, Krasner appropriated his studio and began painting large-scale works in a fierce and aggressive style. She continued to constantly innovate and evolve, never fixed to a single medium or style. A collage-inspired, expressionist work offsetting different textures and edges, Free Space plays with organic shapes and the intersection of positive and negative space. The title recalls the open nature of the frontier and escape, ideas incorporated by her early teacher Hofmann and strengthened by her experience living in then rural Springs, Long Island. Free Space was created during the height of the first Women's Movement when Krasner's career was finally being recognized outside of the familiar "Mrs. Pollock" lens. Williams 21.

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            • Lee Krasner (1911-1984); 7 works, from Peace Portfolio I (7 works);
              Oct. 30, 2023

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984); 7 works, from Peace Portfolio I (7 works);

              Est: $2,500 - $3,500

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984) 7 works, from Peace Portfolio I (7 works), 1970 A group of 7 various media prints (6 in colors) on various wove papers, each signed in pencil and numbered 101/175, also numbered in pencil on the justification page, published by the Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsible Congress, New York, with title page, justification and introduction by Harold Rosenberg, all together with original ultramarine blue linen-covered portfolio. (7 works) overall 26 1/2 x 21 3/4x 1in (67.3 x 55.2 x 2.5cm)

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            • Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Free Space (Yellow);
              Oct. 30, 2023

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Free Space (Yellow);

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984) Free Space (Yellow), 1975 Screenprint in colors with collage on Arches paper, signed in pencil and numbered in Roman numerals XXVII/L, from the deluxe edition (there was also a regular edition of 175 in Arabic numerals), with the inkstamp on the reverse of the publisher Transworld Art, New York, printed by Chiron Press, New York, the full sheet. sheet 19 1/2 x 26in (49.5 x 66cm)

              Bonhams
            • Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Free Space (Green);
              Oct. 30, 2023

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Free Space (Green);

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984) Free Space (Green), 1975 Screenprint in colors with collage on Arches paper, signed in pencil and numbered in Roman numerals XVI/L, from the deluxe edition (there was also a regular edition of 175 in Arabic numerals), with the inkstamp on the reverse of the publisher Transworld Art, New York, printed by Chiron Press, New York, the full sheet, framed. sheet 19 1/2 x 26in (49.5 x 66cm)

              Bonhams
            • Lee Lenore Krasner (1908-1984): Embrace
              Sep. 23, 2023

              Lee Lenore Krasner (1908-1984): Embrace

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Lee Lenore Krasner 1908-1984 Embrace screenprint in colors 1974; pencil-signed and numbered 10/200; printed and published by Kennedy Graphics, Chromacorp, New York for the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games

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            • LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Nude Study from Life charcoal on paper 25 x 19 in.
              Jul. 18, 2023

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Nude Study from Life charcoal on paper 25 x 19 in.

              Est: $25,000 - $35,000

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Nude Study from Life charcoal on paper 25 x 19 in. (63.5 x 48.3 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Lee Krasner 1908-1994 Primary Series Litho SIGNED
              Jun. 28, 2023

              Lee Krasner 1908-1994 Primary Series Litho SIGNED

              Est: $1,000 - $3,000

              Lenore Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984). A limited edition lithograph on paper. An abstract Expressionist work produced as part of the artist's Primary Series, featuring abstract shapes and forms in a yellow palette. Paper having deckled edge. Artist pencil signature and edition number in Roman numerals (13 of 15) to lower right. The artist, who was married to contemporary artist Jackson Pollack from 1945 to 1956, is a key transitional figure within the abstraction movement. Unframed. Dimensions: 22.75 X 29.75 X .1 in. Condition: Good overall condition having mild age related surface wear. Sold unframed, ships flat. Estate fresh to the market. Shipping: Hill Auction Gallery offers in-house ground contiguous USA domestic shipping, excluding New Mexico, for $95 plus insurance. Gallery will refer third party shippers for international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request.

              Hill Auction Gallery
            • LEE LENORE KRASNER, EMBRACE FOR THE OLYMPICS, SCREENPRINT
              May. 18, 2023

              LEE LENORE KRASNER, EMBRACE FOR THE OLYMPICS, SCREENPRINT

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              Artist: Lee Lenore Krasner, American (1908 - 1984) Title: Embrace for the Olympics Year: 1974-76 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200 Size: 40 in. x 25 in. (101.6 cm x 63.5 cm)

              RoGallery
            • LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Untitled oil and paper collage on canvas 40 1/4 x 3
              May. 18, 2023

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Untitled oil and paper collage on canvas 40 1/4 x 3

              Est: $500,000 - $700,000

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Untitled oil and paper collage on canvas 40 1/4 x 30 in. (102.2 x 76.2 cm.)

              Christie's
            • LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Twelve Hour Crossing, March Twenty-first oil and pa
              May. 17, 2023

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Twelve Hour Crossing, March Twenty-first oil and pa

              Est: $4,000,000 - $6,000,000

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Twelve Hour Crossing, March Twenty-first oil and paper collage on canvas 68 x 75 in. (172.7 x 190.5 cm.)

              Christie's
            • LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Untitled oil on canvas 58 x 65 in. (147.3 x 165.1 c
              May. 17, 2023

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Untitled oil on canvas 58 x 65 in. (147.3 x 165.1 c

              Est: $6,000,000 - $8,000,000

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Untitled oil on canvas 58 x 65 in. (147.3 x 165.1 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Earth No. 7
              May. 17, 2023

              Earth No. 7

              Est: $40,000 - $60,000

              Revolutionary Gestures: Works from a Private Southampton Collection Lee Krasner 1908 - 1984 Earth No. 7 signed Lee Krasner and dated '69 (lower left) gouache on handmade paper 19⅛ by 15⅛ in. 48.5 by 38.4 cm. Executed in 1969.

              Sotheby's
            • Untitled (Nude Study)
              May. 17, 2023

              Untitled (Nude Study)

              Est: $80,000 - $120,000

              Lee Krasner 1908 - 1984 Untitled (Nude Study) signed Lee Krasner and dated ’38 (lower right) oil on paper 25 by 18⅞ in. 63.5 by 47.9 cm. Executed in 1938.

              Sotheby's
            • LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Siblings oil on canvas 69 7/8 x 75 1/2 in. (177.5 x
              May. 11, 2023

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Siblings oil on canvas 69 7/8 x 75 1/2 in. (177.5 x

              Est: $5,000,000 - $7,000,000

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Siblings oil on canvas 69 7/8 x 75 1/2 in. (177.5 x 191.8 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Embrace, from The Superlative U.S. Olympic Editions;
              Mar. 28, 2023

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Embrace, from The Superlative U.S. Olympic Editions;

              Est: $1,500 - $2,000

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984) Embrace, from The Superlative U.S. Olympic Editions, 1974 Screenprint in colors on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 28/200, commissioned for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, published/printed by Kennedy Graphics/Chromacorp, New York, the full sheet, framed. sheet 40 x 24 7/8in (101.6 x 63.2cm)

              Bonhams
            • Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984) Untitled (from €‹Peace Portfolio I), 1970
              Dec. 15, 2022

              Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984) Untitled (from €‹Peace Portfolio I), 1970

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984) Untitled (from €‹Peace Portfolio I), 1970 lithograph in brown on Arches paper signed and inscribed 'for Jacques Mourlot' in pencil; proof outside the edition of 175 21 x 26 inches. Publisher:The Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsive Congress, New YorkProvenance:Sold: Bonhams, New York, November 2, 2021, Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples, Lot 203

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            • LEE KRASNER Free Space (Green).
              Nov. 17, 2022

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Green).

              Est: $5,000 - $8,000

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Green). Color screenprint and collage on Arches, 1975. 494x660 mm; 19 1/2x26 inches (sheet), full margins. One of 25 numbered hors commerce impressions, aside from the regular edition of 175. Signed, inscribed "H.C." and numbered 1/25 in pencil, lower center. Printed by Chiron Press, New York. Published by Transworld Art, New York, with the red ink stamp verso. A very good impression with vibrant colors. Krasner's (1908-1984) life and work is infrequently mentioned absent her famous husband Jackson Pollock's (1912-1956) influence, though history has come to recognize her contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement and her strength as an independent artist separate from her connection to Pollock. Krasner (1908-1984) was born in New York to a Russian Orthodox Jewish family. Her formal art training included instruction with Hans Hofmann, perhaps one of the earliest and most influential Abstract Expressionist painters. Hofmann's use of bold color to portray meaning and spirituality and the tension he created by manipulating spatial relations and fragmentation became driving influences through Krasner's career. During the 1930s, Krasner supported herself on commissions from the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Unfulfilled by her work on figurative images for murals, Krasner continued to work on abstract work independently. Krasner was already an established artist and a founding member of the American Abstract Artists collective by the time she married Pollock in 1945. She had maintained that even if she had not married Pollock, she still would have been influenced by his work, like so many other artists. She had in fact introduced Pollock to many key figures within the New York art scene, including the Willem and Elaine de Kooning and the critic Clement Greenberg. She also encouraged and inspired his most cutting-edge works. After moving with Pollock to the Springs, East Hampton, Long Island, in November 1945 Krasner developed her Little Image paintings. These critically acclaimed paintings combined ancient hieroglyphics, paint splatters and heavy impasto. Though she received favorable reviews, Krasner was her own worst critic, her experiments with new materials and techniques that did not meet her own high standards were destroyed. She then created collages from these destroyed works and from scraps of her husband's canvases, often tearing the sheets to create improvised shapes and rough edges. After Pollock's accidental death in 1956, Krasner appropriated his studio and began painting large-scale works in a fierce and aggressive style. She continued to constantly innovate and evolve, never fixed to a single medium or style. A collage-inspired, expressionist work offsetting different textures and edges, Free Space plays with organic shapes and the intersection of positive and negative space. The title recalls the open nature of the frontier and escape, ideas incorporated by her early teacher Hofmann and strengthened by her experience living in then rural Springs, Long Island. Free Space was created during the height of the first Women's Movement when Krasner's career was finally being recognized outside of the familiar "Mrs. Pollock" lens. Williams 21.

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            • LEE KRASNER Free Space (Pink).
              Nov. 17, 2022

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Pink).

              Est: $5,000 - $8,000

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Pink). Color screenprint and collage on Arches, 1975. 494x660 mm; 19 1/2x26 inches (sheet), full margins. One of 25 numbered hors commerce impressions, aside from the regular edition of 175. Signed, inscribed "H.C." and numbered 7/25 in pencil, lower center. Printed by Chiron Press, New York. Published by Transworld Art, New York, with the red ink stamp verso. A very good impression with vibrant colors. Krasner's (1908-1984) life and work is infrequently mentioned absent her famous husband Jackson Pollock's (1912-1956) influence, though history has come to recognize her contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement and her strength as an independent artist separate from her connection to Pollock. Krasner (1908-1984) was born in New York to a Russian Orthodox Jewish family. Her formal art training included instruction with Hans Hofmann, perhaps one of the earliest and most influential Abstract Expressionist painters. Hofmann's use of bold color to portray meaning and spirituality and the tension he created by manipulating spatial relations and fragmentation became driving influences through Krasner's career. During the 1930s, Krasner supported herself on commissions from the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Unfulfilled by her work on figurative images for murals, Krasner continued to work on abstract work independently. Krasner was already an established artist and a founding member of the American Abstract Artists collective by the time she married Pollock in 1945. She had maintained that even if she had not married Pollock, she still would have been influenced by his work, like so many other artists. She had in fact introduced Pollock to many key figures within the New York art scene, including the Willem and Elaine de Kooning and the critic Clement Greenberg. She also encouraged and inspired his most cutting-edge works. After moving with Pollock to the Springs, East Hampton, Long Island, in November 1945 Krasner developed her Little Image paintings. These critically acclaimed paintings combined ancient hieroglyphics, paint splatters and heavy impasto. Though she received favorable reviews, Krasner was her own worst critic, her experiments with new materials and techniques that did not meet her own high standards were destroyed. She then created collages from these destroyed works and from scraps of her husband's canvases, often tearing the sheets to create improvised shapes and rough edges. After Pollock's accidental death in 1956, Krasner appropriated his studio and began painting large-scale works in a fierce and aggressive style. She continued to constantly innovate and evolve, never fixed to a single medium or style. A collage-inspired, expressionist work offsetting different textures and edges, Free Space plays with organic shapes and the intersection of positive and negative space. The title recalls the open nature of the frontier and escape, ideas incorporated by her early teacher Hofmann and strengthened by her experience living in then rural Springs, Long Island. Free Space was created during the height of the first Women's Movement when Krasner's career was finally being recognized outside of the familiar "Mrs. Pollock" lens. Williams 23.

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            • LEE KRASNER Free Space (Yellow).
              Nov. 17, 2022

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Yellow).

              Est: $5,000 - $8,000

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Yellow). Color screenprint and collage on Arches, 1975. 494x660 mm; 19 1/2x26 inches (sheet), full margins. The deluxe edition of 50 with collage and numbered in Roman numerals, aside from the regular edition of 175. Signed and numbered XXVII/L in pencil, lower center. Printed by Chiron Press, New York. Published by Transworld Art, New York, with the red ink stamp verso. A very good impression with vibrant colors. Krasner's (1908-1984) life and work is infrequently mentioned absent her famous husband Jackson Pollock's (1912-1956) influence, though history has come to recognize her contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement and her strength as an independent artist separate from her connection to Pollock. Krasner (1908-1984) was born in New York to a Russian Orthodox Jewish family. Her formal art training included instruction with Hans Hofmann, perhaps one of the earliest and most influential Abstract Expressionist painters. Hofmann's use of bold color to portray meaning and spirituality and the tension he created by manipulating spatial relations and fragmentation became driving influences through Krasner's career. During the 1930s, Krasner supported herself on commissions from the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Unfulfilled by her work on figurative images for murals, Krasner continued to work on abstract work independently. Krasner was already an established artist and a founding member of the American Abstract Artists collective by the time she married Pollock in 1945. She had maintained that even if she had not married Pollock, she still would have been influenced by his work, like so many other artists. She had in fact introduced Pollock to many key figures within the New York art scene, including the Willem and Elaine de Kooning and the critic Clement Greenberg. She also encouraged and inspired his most cutting-edge works. After moving with Pollock to the Springs, East Hampton, Long Island, in November 1945 Krasner developed her Little Image paintings. These critically acclaimed paintings combined ancient hieroglyphics, paint splatters and heavy impasto. Though she received favorable reviews, Krasner was her own worst critic, her experiments with new materials and techniques that did not meet her own high standards were destroyed. She then created collages from these destroyed works and from scraps of her husband's canvases, often tearing the sheets to create improvised shapes and rough edges. After Pollock's accidental death in 1956, Krasner appropriated his studio and began painting large-scale works in a fierce and aggressive style. She continued to constantly innovate and evolve, never fixed to a single medium or style. A collage-inspired, expressionist work offsetting different textures and edges, Free Space plays with organic shapes and the intersection of positive and negative space. The title recalls the open nature of the frontier and escape, ideas incorporated by her early teacher Hofmann and strengthened by her experience living in then rural Springs, Long Island. Free Space was created during the height of the first Women's Movement when Krasner's career was finally being recognized outside of the familiar "Mrs. Pollock" lens. Williams 22.

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            • LEE KRASNER Free Space (Green).
              Nov. 17, 2022

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Green).

              Est: $5,000 - $8,000

              LEE KRASNER Free Space (Green). Color screenprint and collage on Arches, 1975. 494x660 mm; 19 1/2x26 inches (sheet), full margins. The deluxe edition of 50 with collage and numbered in Roman numerals, aside from the regular edition of 175. Signed and numbered XVI/L in pencil, lower center. Printed by Chiron Press, New York. Published by Transworld Art, New York, with the red ink stamp verso. A very good impression with vibrant colors. Krasner's (1908-1984) life and work is infrequently mentioned absent her famous husband Jackson Pollock's (1912-1956) influence, though history has come to recognize her contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement and her strength as an independent artist separate from her connection to Pollock. Krasner (1908-1984) was born in New York to a Russian Orthodox Jewish family. Her formal art training included instruction with Hans Hofmann, perhaps one of the earliest and most influential Abstract Expressionist painters. Hofmann's use of bold color to portray meaning and spirituality and the tension he created by manipulating spatial relations and fragmentation became driving influences through Krasner's career. During the 1930s, Krasner supported herself on commissions from the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Unfulfilled by her work on figurative images for murals, Krasner continued to work on abstract work independently. Krasner was already an established artist and a founding member of the American Abstract Artists collective by the time she married Pollock in 1945. She had maintained that even if she had not married Pollock, she still would have been influenced by his work, like so many other artists. She had in fact introduced Pollock to many key figures within the New York art scene, including the Willem and Elaine de Kooning and the critic Clement Greenberg. She also encouraged and inspired his most cutting-edge works. After moving with Pollock to the Springs, East Hampton, Long Island, in November 1945 Krasner developed her Little Image paintings. These critically acclaimed paintings combined ancient hieroglyphics, paint splatters and heavy impasto. Though she received favorable reviews, Krasner was her own worst critic, her experiments with new materials and techniques that did not meet her own high standards were destroyed. She then created collages from these destroyed works and from scraps of her husband's canvases, often tearing the sheets to create improvised shapes and rough edges. After Pollock's accidental death in 1956, Krasner appropriated his studio and began painting large-scale works in a fierce and aggressive style. She continued to constantly innovate and evolve, never fixed to a single medium or style. A collage-inspired, expressionist work offsetting different textures and edges, Free Space plays with organic shapes and the intersection of positive and negative space. The title recalls the open nature of the frontier and escape, ideas incorporated by her early teacher Hofmann and strengthened by her experience living in then rural Springs, Long Island. Free Space was created during the height of the first Women's Movement when Krasner's career was finally being recognized outside of the familiar "Mrs. Pollock" lens. Williams 21.

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            • LEE KRASNER Embrace.
              Nov. 17, 2022

              LEE KRASNER Embrace.

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              LEE KRASNER Embrace. Color screenprint on Arches, 1974. 1025x641 mm; 40x25 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 168/200 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Kennedy Graphics/Chromacorp, New York, for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. From The Superlative U.S. Olympic Editions. A very good impression with strong colors. Williams 19.

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            • Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Gold Stone, from Primary Series;
              Nov. 01, 2022

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Gold Stone, from Primary Series;

              Est: $9,000 - $12,000

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984) Gold Stone, from Primary Series, 1969 Lithograph in colors on Arches paper, signed in pencil and numbered XV/ XV (a proof, aside from the edition of 100), published by Marlborough Gallery, New York, the full sheet. sheet 23 3/4 x 29 3/4in (60.3 x 75.6cm)

              Bonhams
            • Lee Krasner UNTITLED (WILLIAMS 18) Color lithograph, from Peace Portfolio I, in original portfolio
              Oct. 26, 2022

              Lee Krasner UNTITLED (WILLIAMS 18) Color lithograph, from Peace Portfolio I, in original portfolio

              Est: $3,000 - $4,000

              Lee Krasner (1908-1984) UNTITLED (WILLIAMS 18) Color lithograph, 1970, on Arches paper, signed and numbered 150/175 in pencil, from Peace Portfolio I, printed by Mourlot Graphics, Ltd., New York, published by the Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsible Congress, New York, the full sheet, in original portfolio. Sheet 20 7/8 x 26 inches; 530 x 660 mm. C Estate of a Long Island Collector

              Doyle New York
            • Lee Krasner, Embrace
              Jun. 16, 2022

              Lee Krasner, Embrace

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Lee Krasner Embrace 1974 screenprint in colors 39.875 h × 24.75 w in (101 × 63 cm) Signed and numbered to lower edge '168/200 Lee Krasner'. This work is number 168 from the edition of 200 published by Kennedy Graphics/Chromacorp, New York for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Krasner, Lee (1908-1984) Signed Exhibition Poster.
              Jun. 02, 2022

              Krasner, Lee (1908-1984) Signed Exhibition Poster.

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Krasner, Lee (1908-1984) Signed Exhibition Poster. 1973. Chromolithographic poster advertising Krasner's second show at the Marlborough Gallery in New York, in May of 1973, with a reproduction of the artist's work, Rising Green, in cream, green, purple and blue; signed by Krasner in pencil at the bottom and inscribed, "for Arthur," 29 x 22 in.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Free Space;
              Feb. 23, 2022

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Free Space;

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984) Free Space, 1975 Screenprint in colors with collage on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered XXXIX/L (from the deluxe edition, there was also a regular edition of 175), with the inkstamp verso of the publisher, Transworld Art, New York, the full sheet, framed. 19 1/2 x 26in (49.5 x 66cm) sheet 19 1/2 x 26in (49.5 x 66cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • Krasner, Lee - Abstrakter Expressionismus - o.T. 1967. Lithographie auf Papier. Blattmaß 30,4
              Jan. 21, 2022

              Krasner, Lee - Abstrakter Expressionismus - o.T. 1967. Lithographie auf Papier. Blattmaß 30,4

              Est: €180 - €250

              Krasner, Lee Abstrakter Expressionismus o.T. 1967. Lithographie auf Papier. Blattmaß 30,4 x 45,3 cm. Die ganzseitige Lithographie als Doppelbogen, mit Mittelfalz, verso mit typographischer Künstlerbezeichnung. Auf dem linken Blatt mit einem typographischen Gedicht. Colour lithograph. The full-page lithograph as double sheet, with centrefold, verso with typographic artist's name. On the left sheet with a typographic poem.

              Jeschke Jádi Auctions Berlin GmbH
            • LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Earth No. 6 gouache on Howell paper 18 x 21 ½ in. (
              Nov. 12, 2021

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Earth No. 6 gouache on Howell paper 18 x 21 ½ in. (

              Est: $150,000 - $200,000

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Earth No. 6 gouache on Howell paper 18 x 21 ½ in. (45.7 x 54.6 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Untitled, from Peace Portfolio I;
              Nov. 02, 2021

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Untitled, from Peace Portfolio I;

              Est: $3,000 - $4,000

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984) Untitled, from Peace Portfolio I, 1970 Lithograph in color on Arches paper, signed in pencil and inscribed 'for Jacques Mourlot' (an unnumbered proof from the edition of 175), published by the Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsive Congress, New York, the full sheet. sheet 21 x 26in (53.3 x 66cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Gold Stone, from Primary Series;
              Nov. 02, 2021

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Gold Stone, from Primary Series;

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984) Gold Stone, from Primary Series, 1969 Lithograph in colors on Arches paper, signed in pencil and inscribed in pencil for 'Jacques Mourlot', an unnumbered proof aside from the edition of 100, published by Marlborough Gallery, New York, the full sheet. sheet 22 1/2 x 30in (57.2 x 76.2cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Long Lines for Lee Krasner: one print Sheet: 22 ½
              Sep. 15, 2021

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Long Lines for Lee Krasner: one print Sheet: 22 ½

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              LEE KRASNER (1908-1984) Long Lines for Lee Krasner: one print Sheet: 22 ½ x 30 in. (572 x 762 mm.)

              Christie's
            • Lee Krasner (American, 1908 - 1984), "Primary Series- Blue Stone", 1962, lithograph, abstract gestural painting in deep blue, ed.13/...
              Sep. 13, 2021

              Lee Krasner (American, 1908 - 1984), "Primary Series- Blue Stone", 1962, lithograph, abstract gestural painting in deep blue, ed.13/...

              Est: $6,000 - $12,000

              Lee Krasner (American, 1908 - 1984), "Primary Series- Blue Stone", 1962, lithograph, abstract gestural painting in deep blue, ed.13/100, pencil signed and numbered at lower left, on Arches paper, Landau 531, with complete margins as published by Marlborough, New York, N.Y., framed, wear consistent with age, some waving of paper and very light even toning consistent with age, very slight mat burn to outermost edge, appears to be tacked at corners to matted backboard, ss: 22 1/2" h. x 29 1/2" w. [PROVENANCE: Davis Collection.]

              Winter Associates, Inc.
            • Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984), "Primary Series- Red Stone", 1962, lithograph, abstract gestural painting in deep red, ed. 26/100...
              Sep. 13, 2021

              Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984), "Primary Series- Red Stone", 1962, lithograph, abstract gestural painting in deep red, ed. 26/100...

              Est: $6,000 - $12,000

              Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984), "Primary Series- Red Stone", 1962, lithograph, abstract gestural painting in deep red, ed. 26/100, pencil signed and numbered along lower edge, on Arches paper, Landau 531, with complete margins as published by Marlborough, New York, N.Y., framed, wear consistent with age, some waving of paper, very light even toning consistent with age, appears to be tacked at corners to matted backboard, slightly curled at bottom edge, small area that appears slightly darker at right corner, etc., margin sheet size: 21 1/4" x 29 1/4". [PROVENANCE: Davis Collection.]

              Winter Associates, Inc.
            • Lee Krasner Paintings, Drawings, And Collages
              Aug. 12, 2021

              Lee Krasner Paintings, Drawings, And Collages

              Est: $10 - $1,000

              Whitechapel Gallery: London. Paperback 8.25" X 8.5"

              Berner's Auction Gallery
            • Lee Krasner A Catalogue Raisonne
              Aug. 12, 2021

              Lee Krasner A Catalogue Raisonne

              Est: $10 - $1,000

              By Ellen G. Landau. Published In 1995 By Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Hardcover 12.25" X 9.25"

              Berner's Auction Gallery
            • Lee Krasner By Barbara Rose
              Aug. 12, 2021

              Lee Krasner By Barbara Rose

              Est: $10 - $1,000

              Copyright 1983 By The Museum Of Modern Art. Paperback 10.0" X 9.0"

              Berner's Auction Gallery
            • Lee Krasner (Brooklyn 1908-1984 New York) - Untitled (Still life)
              Jun. 16, 2021

              Lee Krasner (Brooklyn 1908-1984 New York) - Untitled (Still life)

              Est: €40,000 - €60,000

              Lee Krasner (Brooklyn 1908-1984 New York) Untitled (Still life) huile sur papier 48 x 63 cm.

              Christie's
            • Lee Krasner & Jackson Pollock, Kunstmuseum Bern
              Jun. 12, 2021

              Lee Krasner & Jackson Pollock, Kunstmuseum Bern

              Est: CHF100 - CHF150

              Originalplakat, 1989-1990

              Carmine Home
            • Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Primary Series: Blue Stone;
              May. 26, 2021

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984); Primary Series: Blue Stone;

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              Lee Krasner (1911-1984) Primary Series: Blue Stone (Landau 531), 1969 Lithograph in colors on Arches paper, signed in pencil and numbered 30/100, published by Marlborough Gallery, New York, the full sheet, framed. sheet 22 3/4 x 30in (57.7 x 76.2cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • Lee Krasner, Primary Series: Gold Stone
              May. 19, 2021

              Lee Krasner, Primary Series: Gold Stone

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Lee Krasner Primary Series: Gold Stone 1969 lithograph on Arches 22.5 h × 30.125 w in (57 × 77 cm) Signed and numbered to lower right 'Lee Krasner 40/100'. This work is number 40 from the edition of 100 published by Marlborough Gallery, New York. Provenance: Berry-Hill Galleries, New York | Private Collection This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey. Condition of the item is not included in this description. Condition reports are available from Rago upon request. Rago strongly recommends that you review a condition report for each item on which you plan to bid. Email [email protected] to request a condition report.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Lee Krasner (1908-1984) - Untitled
              May. 13, 2021

              Lee Krasner (1908-1984) - Untitled

              Est: $5,000,000 - $7,000,000

              Lee Krasner (1908-1984) Untitled oil on canvas 64 x 58 in. (162.6 x 147.3 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Lee Krasner FREE SPACE Color screenprint
              Apr. 20, 2021

              Lee Krasner FREE SPACE Color screenprint

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Lee Krasner FREE SPACE Color screenprint, 1975, signed and numbered 6/175 in pencil, published by Transworld Art, New York and with their red ink stamp verso, the full sheet, in original paper folder, unframed. Sheet 19 1/2 x 26 inches; 494 x 660 mm. C 

              Doyle New York
            • ABSTRAKTE KOMPOSITION (1938)
              Dec. 04, 2020

              ABSTRAKTE KOMPOSITION (1938)

              Est: €1,200 - €2,400

              LEE KRASNER (ATTR.) 1908 New York City - 1984 ebenda ABSTRAKTE KOMPOSITION (1938) Öl auf Holz, auf Holzplatte montiert. 103,5 x 43,5 cm bzw. 114,5 x 53 cm. Unten rechts monogrammiert und datiert 'LK (19)38'. Part. leicht ber.

              Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
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