Exhibition

Lee Krasner: Living Colour

30 May 2019 – 1 Sep 2019

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Sat–Wed 10am–6pm
Thu–Fri 10am–9pm

Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom

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  • Moorgate / Barbican

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Barbican Art Gallery is pleased to announce the first retrospective in Europe for over 50 years of American artist Lee Krasner (1908 – 1984), opening in May 2019. One of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Krasner made work reflecting the feeling of possibility and experiment in New York in the post-war period. Lee Krasner: Living Colour features nearly 100 works – many on show in the UK for the first time – from across her 50-year career, and tells the story of a formidable artist whose importance has often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.

The exhibition celebrates Krasner’s spirit for invention – including striking early self-portraits; a body of energetic charcoal life drawings; original photographs of her proposed department store window displays, designed during the war effort; and her acclaimed ‘Little Image’ paintings from the 1940s with their tightly controlled geometries. It also features collages comprised of torn-up earlier work and a selection of her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings. This work is accompanied by rare photography and film from the period, in an elegant exhibition design by David Chipperfield Architects.

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