The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale

The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale

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The Ginny Williams Collection


Auction Closed

June 29, 11:59 PM GMT


2,500,000 - 3,500,000 USD

Lot Details



1908 - 1984


signed; signed, titled, and dated 1957 on the stretcher 

oil on canvas

95 ⅛ by 75 ⅛ in. 241.6 by 190.8 cm.

Please note there is a Guarantee and an Irrevocable Bid on this lot.

Martha Jackson Gallery, New York

Howard Wise Gallery, New York

Bryan Robertson, London

Sotheby's New York, 15 November 1995, Lot 14 (consigned by the above) 

Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Anita Ventura, "In the Galleries: Lee Krasner," AM, April 1958, p. 60 (text)

Guy Brett, "The Abstract Art of Lee Krasner," The Times, 22 September 1965

Nigel Gosling, "A Portent from Brooklyn," The Observer Weekend Review, 26 September 1965 (text)

Cindy Nemser, "A Conversation with Lee Krasner," AM, April 1973, p. 46, illustrated

Cindy Nemser, Art Talk, New York 1975, p. 97 (text)

Eleanor Munro, Originals: American Women Artists, New York 1979, p. 6 (text)

Exh. Cat., Houston, Museum of Fine Arts (and travelling), Lee Krasner: A Retrospective, 1983, p. 104, no. 101, illustrated, p. 108 (text), and p. 170, illustrated (in the artist's studio) 

Exh. Cat., New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Lee Krasner: Collages, 1986, n.p. (text)

Deborah Solomon, Jackson Pollock: A Biography, New York 1987, p. 252 (text)

Ellen G. Landau, Lee Krasner: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York 1995, p. 162, no. CR 310, illustrated

Exh. Cat., New York, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Lee Krasner: The Umber Paintings, 1959—1962, 2018, p. 121, illustrated (in the artist's studio)

Exh. Cat., London, Barbican Art Gallery (and travelling), Lee Krasner: Living Colour, 2019, p. 18, illustrated (in the artist's studio) and p. 216, illustrated in color (installed in the exhibition Lee Krasner: Large Paintings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1973)

Gail Levin, Lee Krasner, New York 2011, p. 323 (text), and illustrated on the front cover (in the artist's studio)                                

New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, Lee Krasner, Recent Paintings, February - March 1958, no. 6

London, Whitechapel Art Gallery; Hull, Ferens Art Gallery; Nottingham, Victoria Street Gallery; Manchester, City Art Gallery; and Cardiff, Arts Council Gallery, Lee Krasner: Paintings, Drawings, and Collages, September 1965 - October 1966, p. 13, no. 29, illustrated

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Lee Krasner: Large Paintings, November 1973 - January 1974, pp. 10, 15 (text), p. 20, illustrated, and p. 36, no. 3 (text)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Des Moines Art Center; Akron Art Museum; and New York, Brooklyn Museum, Lee Krasner, October 1999 - January 2001, illustrated on the back cover (in the artist's studio)