Celebration

Celebration

1960

Lee Krasner

(American, 1908-1984)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 238.1 x 471.8 x 8.3 cm (93 3/4 x 185 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.); Unframed: 234.3 x 468.6 cm (92 1/4 x 184 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2003.227

Fun Fact

Krasner repurposed this large canvas when she painted over an earlier composition that dissatisfied her.

Description

After the death of her husband Jackson Pollock, Krasner took over his studio located in a barn on their property. With this expansion of studio space, she began creating large-scale paintings like Celebration,using expansive gestures to express her feelings on canvas.

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