Who Was Ruth Kligman?
On the night of August 11, 1956, 44-year-old Jackson Pollock drove his Oldsmobile 88 convertible while under the influence of alcohol with two passengers onboard, Edith Metzger and Ruth Kligman. “Speeding wildly” through the roads in East Hampton, New York, Pollock would lose control of his car on a curve on Fireplace Road, flipping it […]
Lee Krasner the Painter: Bright Star in Her Own Right
Thirty-three years after her passing, abstract expressionist Lee Krasner set a record for her legacy when her painting Shattered Light (1954) sold at Christie’s New York for $5.5 million. And just two years later in 2019, her painting The Eye is the First Circle (1960) shattered that record and doubled it when the painting sold for $11.65 million at […]