Los Angeles art advisor John Wolf stands before Lee Krasner’s ‘Another Storm’ in the Paul Kasmin booth at Art Basel in Miami Beach PHOTO: JOSH RICHIE FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The artist better known as Jackson Pollock’s widow could be making a market comeback of her own, if New York dealer Paul Kasmin has anything to do with it. Since signing on to represent the estate of this abstract expressionist earlier this month, the dealer said he had been considering the right canvas to “properly debut her” in Miami. His choice, which is on sale for $6 million? “After the Storm,” a pomegranate-red-pink painting from 1963 that hints at the terror the artist felt during thunderstorms as a child. “She hated them,” Mr. Kasmin said. No Krasners have ever sold at auction for more than $3.2 million.