Lee Krasner on the phone in her studio, 1969. Photograph by Mark Patiky

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center | May 4 – July 30, 2023

James L. Bauer and Theresa E. Davis, Co-Curators

In the days before smartphones and email, people hand-wrote contact information in books designed for that purpose. Telephone numbers were prefixed by two-letter abbreviations for exchanges, such as Butterfield (BU), Chelsea (CH), Trafalgar (TR) and Plaza (PL). Three such books belonging to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner have survived: two are among their papers in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art; one is owned by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.

Images of all three address books are included on this website as well as a single, integrated list of all of the names and phone numbers of the individuals and organizations listed in the books in a spreadsheet whose contents can be sorted. Also included on the website is the exhibition catalog and views of the exhibition installation at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, N.Y.