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The Eye is the First Circle
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About the object

oil on canvas
US
NY, US
US

medium

Oil on canvas

creator

Krasner, Lee

dimensions

92 3/4 by 191 7/8 in. 235.5 by 487.3 cm.

exhibition

New York, Howard Wise Gallery, Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Lee Krasner, November - December 1960, n.p., illustrated New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Contemporary Paintings Selected from 1960-1961 New York Gallery Exhibitions, December 1961 - February 1962, no. 35 (text) London, Whitechapel Art Gallery; York, City Art Gallery; Hull, Ferens Art Gallery; Nottingham; Victoria Street Gallery; Manchester, City Art Gallery; and Cardiff, Arts Council Gallery, Lee Krasner, Paintings, Drawings and Collages, September 1965 - October 1966, p. 43, no. 44, illustrated, and p. 23 (text) New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Lee Krasner: Large Paintings, November 1973 - January 1974, p. 23, no. 6, illustrated, and p. 15 (text) New York, The Pace Gallery, Lee Krasner Paintings 1959-1962, February - March 1979, n.p., illustrated Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts; San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Norfolk, Chrysler Museum; Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum, and New York, Museum of Modern Art, Lee Krasner: A Retrospective, November 1983 - October 1984, p. 125 (text) New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Lee Krasner Collages, October 1986, n.p., illustrated Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends, February - May 1993, p. 38, illustrated in color East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum, Lee Krasner: The Nature of the Body, Works from 1933 to 1984, August - October 1995, n.p., illustrated in color, and n.p. (text) Los Angeles, Tasende Gallery; and La Jolla, Tasende Gallery, Lee Krasner: Collages and Paintings, January - April 1998, pp. 24-25, no. 9, illustrated in color  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Des Moines, Des Moines Arts Center; Akron, Akron Art Museum; and Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Lee Krasner, October 1999 - January 2001, pp. 160-161, no. 72, illustrated in color, and p. 155 (text) New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Dialogue: Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock, December 2005 - January 2006, n.p., no. 30, illustrated in color New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Lee Krasner, April - June 2016 London, Royal Academy of Arts; and Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Abstract Expressionism, September 2016 - June 2017, pp. 244-245, no. 100, illustrated in color, p. 18 (text) and p. 47 (text) (London); and pp. 214-215, no. 76, illustrated in color (Bilbao) New York, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Lee Krasner: The Umber Paintings 1959-1962, New York, November 2017 - January 2018, p. 12, no. 6, illustrated in color, p. 13, illustrated in color (installed at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2016-17), pp. 38-39, illustrated in color, pp. 40-41, illustrated (installed at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1983), pp. 42-43, illustrated in color, and p. 121, illustrated (in installation)

literature

Emily Genauer, "Artists Turning to Dark Myths," New York Herald Tribune, November 20, 1960, p. 21 (text) Emily Wasserman, "Lee Krasner," Artforum, March 1968, p. 42, illustrated Cindy Nemser, "A Conversation with Lee Krasner," Arts Magazine, April 1973, p. 43, illustrated in color (in installation) Charles Moritz, ed., "Krasner, Lee," Current Biography, New York, 1974, p. 23 Roberta Smith, "Lee Krasner," Artforum, March 1974, p. 73 (text) Elsa Honig Fine, Women & Art: A History of Women Painters and Sculptors from Renaissance to the 20th Century, Montclair, New Jersey and London, 1978, p. 209 (text) Cindy Nemser, Art Talk: Conversations with 12 Women Artists, New York, 1975, p. 100 (text) Phyllis Braff, "From the Studio," East Hampton Star, March 1, 1979 (text) Eric Gibson, "New York," Art International, April, 1979, p. 47, illustrated Barbara Cavaliere, "Lee Krasner," Arts Magazine, April 1979, p. 24 (text) Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, American Women Artists, Boston, 1982, p. 271, no. 7-1, illustrated, and p. 274 (text) Amei Wallach, "Krasner on View: A Rage to Paint," Newsday, November 13, 1983, p. 20 (text) Susie Kalil, "Lee Krasner: A Life's Work," Artweek, December 10, 1983, p. 20 (text) Ellen Landau, "Lee Krasner's Past Continuous," ARTnews, February, 1984, pp. 74-75, illustrated in color Charles V. Bagli, "'Tis the Season for N.Y. Art Thieves: Paintings Worth Millions Are Stolen," The New York Observer, January 7, 1991, p. 2 (illustrated) Sheridan Sansegundo, "At the Galleries," East Hampton Star, January 10, 1991 Exh. Cat., New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Umber Paintings 1959-1962, 1993, n.p.,  no. 10, illustrated in color Phyllis Braff, "What Togetherness in Studio Produces," The New York Times (Long Island Edition), April 18, 1993, p. 14 (text) Robert Hobbs, Lee Krasner, New York, 1993, pp. 73-74, no. 61, illustrated Ellen Landau, Lee Krasner: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1995, p. 186, no. 350, illustrated in color, and p. 104 (text) Ellen Landau, Reading Abstract Expressionism: Context and Critique, New Haven, 2005, n.p., no. 27, illustrated Exh. Cat., Denver, Denver Art Museum (and travelling), Women of Abstract Expressionism, 2016, p. 59, no. 45, illustrated in color, and p. 61 (text)

provenance

The artist Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1996

signedDate

Signed and dated '60

artist_range_end

1984

artist_range_start

1908

consignmentDesignation

Property from the Private Collection of Sarah Wittenborn Miller

creator_nationality_dates

1908 - 1984


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