The Eye Is The First Circle
Artwork: The Eye Is The First Circle
Size: 235.5 x 487.3 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1960
Marks: Signed and dated '60
Category: Paintings
Provenance: The artist; Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York; Acquired by the present owner from the previous in 1996
Exhibition history: New York, Howard Wise Gallery, Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Lee Krasner, November - December 1960, n.p., illustrated; New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Contemporary Paintings Selected from 1960-1961 New York Gallery Exhibitions, December 1961 - February 1962, no. 35 (text); London, Whitechapel Art Gallery; York, City 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. 43, no. 44, illustrated, and p. 23 (text); New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Lee Krasner: Large Paintings, November 1973 - January 1974, p. 23, no. 6, illustrated, and p. 15 (text) ; New York, The Pace Gallery, Lee Krasner Paintings 1959-1962, February - March 1979, n.p., illustrated; Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts; San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Norfolk, Chrysler Museum; Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum, and New York, Museum of Modern Art, Lee Krasner: A Retrospective, November 1983 - October 1984, p. 125 (text) New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Lee Krasner Collages, October 1986, n.p., illustrated; Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends, February - May 1993, p. 38, illustrated in color; East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum, Lee Krasner: The Nature of the Body, Works from 1933 to 1984, August - October 1995, n.p., illustrated in color, and n.p. (text); Los Angeles, Tasende Gallery; and La Jolla, Tasende Gallery, Lee Krasner: Collages and Paintings, January - April 1998, pp. 24-25, no. 9, illustrated in color; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Des Moines, Des Moines Arts Center; Akron, Akron Art Museum; and Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Lee Krasner, October 1999 - January 2001, pp. 160-161, no. 72, illustrated in color, and p. 155 (text); New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Dialogue: Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock, December 2005 - January 2006, n.p., no. 30, illustrated in color; New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Lee Krasner, April - June 2016 London, Royal Academy of Arts; and Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Abstract Expressionism, September 2016 - June 2017, pp. 244-245, no. 100, illustrated in color, p. 18 (text) and p. 47 (text) (London); and pp. 214-215, no. 76, illustrated in color (Bilbao); New York, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Lee Krasner: The Umber Paintings 1959-1962, New York, November 2017 - January 2018, p. 12, no. 6, illustrated in color, p. 13, illustrated in color (installed at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2016-17), pp. 38-39, illustrated in color, pp. 40-41, illustrated (installed at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1983), pp. 42-43, illustrated in color, and p. 121, illustrated (in installation)

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2019-05-16
Lot Number: 29
Low Estimate: $10000000 [+0%]
High Estimate: $15000000 [-33%]
Hammer Price: $10000000
Sold For: $11654000