Lee Krasner The Unacknowledged Equal
By Carter Ratcliff
In addition to its grant program, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation advances scholarship about Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock. The Foundation has published critic and poet Carter Ratcliff’s new essay—which John Yau calls “eye-opening, thrilling, and indispensable”—to share new insights into the artists’ monumental and enduring contributions to the art world.
VIDEO: Carter Ratcliff and curator Michèle Wije in conversation on Lee Krasner's life and practice. Presented in partnership with Phillips.
“In his beautifully and thoughtfully written essay, Lee Krasner: The Unacknowledged Equal, Carter Ratcliff does more than give Krasner her proper and rightful due.
Ratcliff’s reading of the extent that Krasner and Pollock influenced each other as they approached the breakthrough of what we know as ‘allover’ painting is eye-opening, thrilling, and indispensable: he has shown us something we have not seen before, even though it has literally been in front of our eyes for more than 70 years.”