The Formidable And Innovative Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner: Living Colour, at the Barbican Centre, London (through 1 September)
Reviewed by Christopher P Jones

Sometimes a retrospective exhibition can abbreviate an artistic life into a series of airless high-peaks without taking notice of the lower-lying ground. This exceptional show at the Barbican Centre, London, achieves the exact opposite. The 100 or so works on display flesh out a life with all the territory — high and low — accounted for, so that every piece lends itself towards a greater whole. In doing so, the exhibition…