This great new picture on the home page slideshow is by Mark Patiky: Photographer, Aviator, Aviation Journalist, Editor, Travel Writer.
During my interviews with Lee Krasner, her friends and family, I had the great pleasure of meeting Mark Patiky who had a photo session with Lee Krasner in 1969. He was a fashion/celebrity photographer for GQ at the time, having done profiles on Dick Cavett, Miles Davis and more. His sister, Frances Patiky, was Lee’s nephew Ron’s wife and had a career in fashion, having held editorial positions at Glamour, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
Lee needed a head shot for a poster announcing an exhibition coming up at the Reese Palley Gallery in San Francisco and invited Mark to come to East Hampton for the photo session.
While many professional photographers had taken photos of both Lee and her husband, Jackson Pollock, including Hans Namuth, no one was allowed the opportunity to document her at work.
These exciting portraits “in motion” will be included in my upcoming book, “Lee Krasner: The Swing of the Pendulum. “
About Mark Patiky: Photographer, Aviator, Aviation Journalist, Editor, Travel Writer.
His writing has appeared in Forbes, Fortune and Chief Executive Magazine as well as dozens of aviation publications worldwide. His fashion, advertising and reportage photography has appeared in ads throughout Europe and publications such as GQ, and Glamour. In addition to several private collections, his photographs are in the National Archives in Washington, DC, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY and the Condé Nast Collection.