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Connoisseur's Collection: February Sale

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Paintings and drawings by and attributed to master artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including: Robert Rauschenberg, Yves Tanguy, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Wassily Kandinsky, Francis Bacon, Ossip Zadkine, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tom Wesselmann, Sam Francis, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse and many more.
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Lot 100

Attributed to Lee Lenore Krasner: Abstract Composition

Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000
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Attributed to Lee Lenore Krasner (American, 1908 - 1984): Abstract Composition. Oil on canvas, signed "Lee" lower right, unframed.

Lee Krasner's place in American art can be qualified in many ways, including through her role as a forerunner of the first original American art movement, Abstract Expressionism. This style can be seen as a manifestation of the horror felt in the wake of WWII, a horror unique to most Americans. The calculated slaughter of innocent Jews, the use of the first weapon of mass destruction on the citizens of Japan, the first direct attack on US soil---these were all unprecedented events in the minds of most Americans. Emotions of helplessness and confusion overwhelmed these artists and created a state of mind that we can identify with today, in the wake of the tragedies of our own era.

50 x 20 inches canvas.

North Carolina Estate, USA., John MacWhinnie, New York.

Great condition with heavy, but stable, craquelure throughout.

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