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Ninth Street Women

Lee Krasner: Living Colour

Ninth Street Women (Joan Mitchell in her studio)

Mary Gabriel celebrates Lee Krasner and her fellow Abstract Expressionist pioneers: Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler.

Mary Gabriel is the author of Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement that Changed Modern Art.

Join Gabriel as she explores the rich story of these five women whose lives and art work drove a revolution in modern art.

The book is currently being developed into a new show for Amazon Prime.


Mary Gabriel’s previous biography, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Earlier books include, Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored, and The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone. Mary worked in Washington and London as a Reuters editor for nearly two decades. Her current project is titled Madonna Risen: A Feminist Tale.


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Longread: Introducing Lee Krasner

A key figure in American art, Krasner's energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York. Charlotte Flint, Exhibition Assistant on Lee Krasner: Living Colour, looks back through her life, works and legacy.

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