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I knew de Kooning and I went to his studio so I knew about de Kooning's work. But only a little handful knew about it, you know. Maybe there were ten people that knew about it. — Lee Krasner

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At that point it certainly would be called abstract. That is to say, you had a model and there'd be one or two or three people there drawing the model but otherwise you had abstractions all around the room, even though the model was in front of you. — Lee Krasner

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You were told how much space so it was a matter of whether you could send in two paintings or three paintings, you know, pending where the show was being held. You did submit work to be accepted. Once you were accepted that was it. You did your own selection of what went in. — Lee Krasner

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The procedure was that an artist got a mural and then he would have anywhere from two to ten assistants depending on the size of the mural and how many assistants he needed, or she needed. — Lee Krasner

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In the late 30s the name Pollock was totally unknown and unheard of. — Lee Krasner

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Painting ... in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable, transcends technique, transcends subject and moves into the realm of the inevitable. — Lee Krasner

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Well, let's say we acknowledged the School of French Painting - the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced. — Lee Krasner

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I am never free of the past. I have made it crystal clear that I believe the past is part of the present which becomes part of the future. — Lee Krasner

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The Jumble Shop would be one place where we'd sometimes accumulate down in the Village. I think it might be just a place that's unknown that was right around the corner from wherever it was that we met. — Lee Krasner

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I went into my own black-out period which lasted two or three years where the canvases would simply build up until they'd get like stone and it was always just a gray mess. The image wouldn't emerge, but I worked pretty regularly. I was fighting to find I knew not what, but I could no longer stay with what I had. — Lee Krasner

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Painting, for me, when it really 'happens,' is as miraculous as any natural phenomenon - as say, a lettuce leaf. By 'happens,' I mean the painting in which the inner aspect of man and his outer aspects interlock. — Lee Krasner

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My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there's a consistency that holds out, but is hard to define. — Lee Krasner

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My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway. — Lee Krasner

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With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication. — Lee Krasner

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I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm. — Lee Krasner

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Well, I'd say that the beginning of this thing came through with Art of This Century, Peggy Guggenheim's, where she opened this gallery and began showing some things that caused a little talk, amongst a lot of other things. — Lee Krasner

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People were very affected by the war. But it didn't mean you stopped painting unless you were called into the Army; then you just couldn't paint. But otherwise one continued. — Lee Krasner

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The key is what is within the artist. The artist can only paint what she or he is about. — Lee Krasner

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One could go on for ever as to whether the paint should be thick or thin, whether to paint the woman or the square, hard-edge or soft, but after a while such questions become a bore. They are merely problems in aesthetics, having only to do with the outer man. — Lee Krasner

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I never violate an inner rhythm. I loathe to force anything. I don't know if the inner rhythm is Eastern or Western. I know it is essential for me. I listen to it and I stay with it. I have always been this way. I have regards for the inner voice. — Lee Krasner

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I think my painting is so autobiographical if anyone can take the trouble to read it. — Lee Krasner

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All my work keeps going like a pendulum; it seems to swing back to something I was involved with earlier, or it moves between horizontality and verticality, circularlity, or a composite of them. For me, I suppose, that change is the only constant. — Lee Krasner

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I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point. And, as the limitations are something called pigment and canvas, let's see if I can do it. — Lee Krasner

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I think every once in a while I feel the need to break my medium ... if I have been doing a very large painting I like to drop into something in small scale. It is a challenge to go into this size. It is just to hold my own interest, and then each media has its own conditions. — Lee Krasner

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I think, if one is a painter, all you experience does come out when you're painting. — Lee Krasner

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We get used to a certain kind of colour of form or format, and it's acceptable. And to puncture that is sticking your neck out a bit. And then pretty soon, that's very acceptable. — Lee Krasner

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As I say, I as an abstract artist was active politically. — Lee Krasner