Lee Krasner: An Interview

1980 | 00:43:00 | United States | English | B&W | 4:3 | 3/4" U-matic video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Blumenthal/Horsfield Interviews, Interview

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Lee Krasner (1908-1984) was born in New York and attended Cooper Union, the National Academy of Design, and the Hofmann School to study painting. Married to Jackson Pollack, Krasner's own practice was largely overlooked by the art world during her lifetime. She is one of the few women to play a major part in the transition from Modernist painting of the 1930s to the eventual triumph of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. Krasner, with Pollack, launched the New York School after World War II. Always challenging herself to take risks, her work appears as an ever-changing work in progress.

"The idea was that this is one, a oneness against a separateness," she says in this interview with Kate Horsfield.  "I have a horror of fixed images... it seems to me that as long as I’m alive there will be change. You put it up, hope for the best, and take your chances on what comes through."