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Happy Birthday to American abstract expressionist painter, Lee Krasner!
Lee Krasner’s 1961 painting “What Beast Must I Adore?” was part of her Umber Series, painted in brown and neutral tones and with aggressive strokes during a period of insomnia following the death of her mother. The title comes from an Arthur Rimbaud poem that she had quoted in crayon on the wall of her studio: “To whom shall I hire myself out?… read more.
Pollock, the 2001 biopic, is as much about Krasner as it is about its title character.