Lee Krasner (b. 1908; d. 1984) was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, the movement that made New York a thriving center for modern art in the postwar period. Spanning a career of fifty years, Krasner's oeuvre was characterized by constant reinvention and unceasing exploration. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she refused to develop a 'signature image', considered as too rigid. In 1945, she married Jackson Pollock.
Lee Krasner. Living Colour brings together exceptional works from across her entire career: from her early self-portraits and life drawings to her collage designs for the War Services Project; to the vibrant 'little image' paintings of the late 1940s; to the bold collages presented at the Stable Gallery in 1955. In 1956, after Pollock's sudden death, she began her 'Night Journeys', works of an unprecedented scale, with a restricted palette of white and umber. In the early 1960s, Krasner allowed color to burst back into her painting and created airy and exuberant monumental works and striking collages made from shards of previous paintings.
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 – JANUARY 10, 2021
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO | BILBAO, SPAIN