Lee Krasner’s Abstract Expressionist Composition Comes to Auction Alongside 27 Small Watercolor Sketches by PicassoOct 18, 2023 17:30 EDT
American Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner was considered by some to be the queen of abstraction and the dynamo of the East Hamptons. Krasner’s place in American art can be qualified in many ways, including through her role as a forerunner of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Krasner didn’t force colors; she let them come to her. An abstract oil painting attributed to Krasner is a leading lot in the upcoming Impressionist, Folk, Pop, and Modern Art auction, presented by 500 Gallery. The style in this painting can be seen as a manifestation of the horror felt in the wake of World War II, including about the calculated slaughter of innocent Jews, the use of the first weapon of mass destruction on the citizens of Japan, and the first direct attack on American soil. These were unprecedented events in the minds of most Americans. In the available work, the artist captured emotions of helplessness and confusion.
Other highlighted artists represented in the sale are Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Jean Cocteau, Paul Klee, and Egon Schiele. One notable lot is a set of 27 small watercolor sketches attributed to Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973). They are all painted on bond grey and tan-toned paper with darker grey fibers in the pulp. Each piece is signed. The sale also features a fine selection of paintings, works on paper, collectibles, and one-of-a-kind treasures. View the complete catalog of the Impressionist, Folk, Pop, and Modern Art auction and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.
# of Lots:343
Price Range:$20- $200,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Attributed to Lee Lenore Krasner: Abstract Composition|| Estimate: |
|Pablo Picasso Attributed: 27 Watercolor Sketches|| Estimate: |
|Paul Gauguin, After: Where are You Going|| Estimate: |
|Annie Leibovitz: Evander Holyfield|| Estimate: |
|Francis Bacon, Five Decades|| Estimate: |