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The first major European retrospective of the artist’s work in half a century, LEE KRASNER—LIVING COLOUR brings together nearly 100 paintings, drawings, collages, and photographs by this pioneer of Abstract Expressionism.

A section of the exhibition at the Barbican reproduces Krasner’s small upstairs studio at the house in the Springs (East Hampton) she shared with Jackson Pollock during the decade of their marriage—from 1945 until Pollock’s death in a car crash in 1956—after which she took over Pollock’s studio and began her work on large, unstretched canvases.

After London, the show will travel to Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.


Through September 1.

Barbican Art Gallery

Silk Street, London.

See Mary Gabriel, Ninth Street Women—Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art (New York: Little, Brown, 2018).

From top: Lee Krasner, Polar Stampede, 1960, the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York, photograph by Christopher Stach; Lee Krasner, Desert Moon, 1955, LACMA, © 2018, Digital Image Museum Associates, LACMA, Art Resource, New York, Scala, Florence; Krasner, circa 1938, photographer unknown; Lee Krasner, Palingenesis, 1971, courtesy Kasmin Gallery; Lee Krasner, Abstract No. 2, 1946–1948, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, photograph provided by IVAM; Lee Krasner, Icarus, 1964, Thomson Family Collection, New York City, courtesy Kasmin Gallery, photograph by Diego Flores; Lee Krasner, Bald Eagle, 1955, collection of Audrey Irmas, Los Angeles, photograph by Jonathan Urban. Images courtesy and © the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.



In collaboration with the Getty Conservation Institute, MOCA has been conducting – in public – a conservation of Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist painting NUMBER 1, 1949 (1949), part of the collection since 1989.

“On select dates, the conservator will perform the conservation treatment during open hours, answering questions from the public about the protocols and processes of modern art conservation. Three works by Pollock from MOCA’s permanent collection, dating from 1943 to 1951, will also be on view, exemplifying a range of materials from watercolor to collage.”*

Independent conservator Chris Stavroudis will be working in-gallery on the treatment of Pollock’s NUMBER 1, 1949 (1949) on Thursdays in April and May, and will be available for Q&A sessions from 11:30 am to noon and from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.


CHRIS STAVROUDIS – JACKSON POLLOCK’S NUMBER 1, 1949: A CONSERVATION TREATMENT, Thursdays, April 19, April 26, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.



Above: Chris Stavroudis at work at MOCA. Installation view photograph by Brian Forrest. Image credit: MOCA.

Below: Jackson PollockNumber 1, 1949, 1949, enamel and metallic paint on canvas, 63 x 102 1/2 in. (160.02 x 260.35 cm), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Rita and Taft Schreiber Collection, © 2017 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Jackson Pollock, Number 1, 1949




Peggy Guggenheim insisted that her collection remain intact in Venice every year between Easter and November 1st, the period when Venice receives its greatest number of visitors, and which coincides with the biennale. But this summer, key artwork from Peggy’s holdings are at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, where they join works collected by the original contributors to the Guggenheim Foundation—artist and curator Katherine Dreier, dealer Karl Nierendorf, artist Hilla Rebay, gallerist Justin K. Thannhauser, and industrialist Solomon Guggenheim—in VISIONARIES: CREATING A MODERN GUGGENHEIM.

BrâncușiPissarro, Duchamp, Picasso, Calder, Klee, Mondrian, and Pollock are all represented, with a special emphasis on the work of Kandinsky.


SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 88th Street, New York City.


Upper two: Exhibition catalogue, edited by Megan Fontanella; and Oskar Fischinger, Untitled, 1942. Image credit: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Bottom: Peggy Guggenheim.



Peggy Guggenheim- Art Addict



ALCHEMY (1947), by Jackson Pollock, has not been seen in the United States for nearly half a century. Now on loan from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, ALCHEMY is on view at the Guggenheim in New York through September 6, 2017.

This exhibition utilizes “three-dimensional imaging, elemental mapping, x-radiography, and nondestructive analytical techniques to identify the painting’s pigments and binders,” allowing visitors to “comprehend the physical properties of materials Pollock used to create ALCHEMY, and how he applied them to the canvas.”*

ALCHEMY, through September 6.

SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 88th Street, New York City.


Jackson Pollock, Alchemy (1947), Oil, aluminum, alkyd enamel paint with sand, pebbles, fibers, and wood on canvas.

Image credit: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Peggy Guggenheim Collection