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Print By Lee Krasner: Twenty Four Hours Light At Childs Gallery

Lee Krasner

American (1908 - 1984)

Twenty-Four Hours Light, 1979/80
Oil and crayon collage on lithograph

Landau CR 574. Signed and dated lower right: “Lee Krasner ’80”. Inscribed on the frame verso: “Twenty-Four Hours Light 1979”. Robert Miller Gallery label verso.

This work uses the lithographic stone for Primary Series: Gold Stone, CR 533. Around 1979 Krasner began using prints from her Primary Series in collages. In some, as is the case with Twenty-Four Hours Light, the lithograph provided a background on which Krasner drew, painted, or collaged cut-outs. In other examples the prints themselves were cut up and affixed to paintings or drawings. Krasner’s collaged works were featured in a solo exhibition at Pace Gallery, Lee Krasner: Solstice (March 20 – April 18, 1981). Krasner said of her collages: “I go back on myself, into my own work, destroy it in some way and come up with a new thing… this seems to be a work process of mine… it’s a form of clarification… a form of growth.”

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