Lee Krasner. Untitled. 1949

Lee Krasner Untitled 1949

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 403 The David Geffen Galleries

Untitled is part of a late-1940s series called Little Images that Krasner made on a tabletop in her bedroom, which she began soon after she and her husband, Jackson Pollock, moved from New York City to Springs, Long Island. For this work she used repetitive strokes to apply thick paint, often squeezed straight from the tube. The composition is a grid-like structure filled with indecipherable marks. Krasner likened these symbols to Hebrew letters, which she had studied as a child but could no longer read or write. In any case, she said, she was interested in creating a language of private symbols that did not communicate any one specific meaning.

Gallery label from 2019
Medium
Oil on board
Dimensions
48 x 37" (121.9 x 93.9 cm)
Credit
Gift of Alfonso A. Ossorio
Object number
500.1969
Copyright
© 2022 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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