Artwork Details

Lee Krasner
American

1908–1984

Primary Series: Pink Stone
1969
Medium
Lithograph on cream wove paper
Dimensions
33 1/4 x 41 1/4 inches
Location
Secchia Upper Lobby Gallery
Accession Number
1972.2.10
Credit
Gift of Mourlot Graphics Ltd.
Image Copyright
© Pollock-Krasner Foundation

About the Artwork

Abstract Expressionism was an art movement all about the act and gesture of painting. It is a movement that is most closely associated with male artists, such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning. However, a number of women played a significant role in the development of the movement, despite never receiving equal recognition. Known for her fluid, energetic images, Lee Krasner was one of the most influential female Abstract Expressionists. 

This work, Primary Series: Pink Stone, was executed in a bold monochromatic pink. The composition lacks a central focal point, so that the viewer’s gaze is continually moving, traveling along with the splatter marks and splashes of color. Krasner’s marks allude to floral or plant-like shapes which seem to continue off the edge of the paper.