From Sotheby's: Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner’s resilient spirit and groundbreaking talent is captured in her large-scale masterpiece The Eye is the First Circle, offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction (May 16th, New York). Contemporary art specialist Saara Pritchard joins Eleanor Naire, curator at the Barbican Art Gallery and organizer of the upcoming exhibition “Lee Krasner: Living Colour,” in an exploration of how The Eye is the First Circle exemplifies Krasner's iconic vision. Painted in 1960 following the death of her husband, Jackson Pollock, this immense canvas is the embodiment of Krasner’s “Umber” series, whose twenty-four gestural works form the pinnacle of her oeuvre.