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Lee Krasner

'Primary Series: Gold Stone' , 1969

Lithograph

100

$2,200 - $5,500

Gerrish Fine Art

London,

+44 7796 444 516

About

Original lithograph on Arches paper, signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Printed by Mourlot and published by Marlborough Graphics Gallery in an edition of 100.

'In 1969 Krasner was commissioned by Marlborough Galleries to make three colour lithographs, which she entitled 'Primary Series: Blue Stone' (Landau 351); 'Primary Series: Pink or Rose Stone' (Landau 352); and 'Primary Series: Gold Stone' (Landau 533)...in 1973 (Krasner) told an interviewer that when making them, she 'got very excited about (them) on the basis of some accidents that occurred while I was in the shop during the printing. I used these accidents ... '. The accidents apparently inspired further work on the lithographs, for, after completing the original editions, Krasner continued to draw on the three stones, creating nine new lithographs, three in each of the original colours, which were sold together in a portfolio entitled 'Long Lines for Lee Krasner'. 

-quotation from 'The Prints of Lee Krasner' an article written by Reba White Williams for inclusion in Print Quarterly, XVIII, 2001, 4.

Krasner created just 23 prints in her lifetime, all between 1962 and 1975, however later in life she often incorporated cut-out pieces of her earlier prints in collage works.

Reference: Landau, Ellen, 'Lee Krasner A Catalogue Raisonné', 1995, cat. no. 533.

Collections: LACMA, Walker Art Center, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Minneapolis Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art Washington, Figge Art Museum, UMFA Utah Museum of Fine Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Davidson College Art Museum.

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