Exhibition called Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design starts 12 October at Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
This wonderful table is our small invitation for this exhibition exploring connection between craft, design and fine art in the postwar American art scene. This table created in 1947 by the painter Lee Krasner, wife of more famous Jackson Pollock, exactly documents style of all exhibited artifacts. Mostly hand-made pieces are art objects on one side and functional things on the other.
Here, Krasner used her specific abstract style painting for a colorful mosaic including broken glass, keys, coins, ceramic or pebbles which became decorative yet useful part of the whole design.
Photo ©Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York