1969 Lee Krasner "Blue Stone" Lithograph
I inherited it from my mother, who won it in a raffle. I think she bought one ticket.
For five dollars, ten dollars, something like that?
About five dollars, I don't know, but it wasn't very much, I'm sure. As she did not really appreciate the painting, she called it "The Spilt Grape Juice."
It's a lithograph by Lee Krasner. The name Lee Krasner might come to a lot of people's minds because she was the wife of Jackson Pollock.
The female Abstract Expressionist artists really weren't as recognized. She made this lithograph out of a series of three different lithographs. There's a "Blue Stone," which you have, there's a "Gold Stone," and there's a "Pink Stone." And they were each made in an edition of 100. At auction, in this condition-- the colors are great, the sheet's intact-- I would put a conservative estimate on it of $3,000 to $5,000.
And I would expect, in the next five to ten years, for her prices to continue to go up.
To go up. Now is not the time to sell. Time to put it back on the wall in a place of honor.
And enjoy it.
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