Lee Krasner. Untitled. 1949
Lee Krasner

Untitled

1949
Not on view
Medium
Oil on composition board
Dimensions
48 x 37" (121.9 x 93.9 cm)
Credit
Gift of Alfonso A. Ossorio
Object number
500.1969
Copyright
© 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

This work is part of Krasner’s Little Image series of the late 1940s, which she began soon after she and her husband, Jackson Pollock, moved from New York City to Springs, New York, on Long Island. Working in a small bedroom she used as her studio, she applied thick paint—sometimes directly from the tube—in rhythmic and repetitive strokes, giving equal attention to every inch of the canvas. Like many of her peers, Krasner invented a language of private symbols that implied but did not specify meaning.

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