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Lee Krasner was an artist, not just Jackson Pollock’s wife

The Barbican gallery in London has officially kicked off the summer with a retrospective on American artist Lee Krasner – the first in Europe in over half a century. The exhibition acts as a biography, shedding light on and celebrating Krasner’s work (1908-1984), which is often eclipsed due to her marriage to American artist, Jackson […]

Abstract expressionism, the ambassador of America’s Triumph

François Lévy-Kuentz’s recent documentary called The Hidden Face of American Art, describes the strategies used to enable American art to overtake European art in the power struggle for influence during the Cold War. Narrated by François Marthouret and with commentary by many different historians and art historians, this film contains extensive photographs and archival videos. […]