Lee Krasner: The Edge of Color


ISBN: 978-1-947232-02-0

Dimensions: 9.5 x 11.125 inches

Pages: 88

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Kasmin Books is pleased to present a fully-illustrated catalogue to accompany the major exhibition Lee Krasner: The Edge of Color, Geometric Abstractions 1948–53, drawn from the collections of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, and Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Miami.

Replete with 18 color plates, related archival material, and newly-commissioned texts by Adam D. Weinberg, Director Emeritus of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Jason Drill, Head of Research at Kasmin, the catalogue foregrounds a rarely-examined chapter of Krasner’s five-decade career. Featuring paintings that survive from a period in which Krasner often destroyed or painted over her canvases to create new works, the exhibition uncovers the Abstract Expressionist pioneer’s early emphasis on geometric relationships, the outcome of her first solo exhibition in 1951, which would foreshadow several of Krasner’s most defining painting series. Beyond the scope of an exhibition catalogue, Lee Krasner: The Edge of Color takes its reader behind Krasner’s paintings to provide never-before-published visual evidence revealing this period to be a longer effort than is often recognized. The catalogue positions these works, realized in the upstairs bedroom at the artist’s home in Springs, NY, in relation to Krasner’s contemporaries including Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian.