1938
Jackson Pollock
American, 1912-1956

Oil on canvas
40 x 24 inches

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1952
Jackson Pollock
American, 1912-1956

Enamel on canvas
56 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches

Of all the Abstract Expressionists working in New York in the 1940s and 1950s, Jackson Pollock was undoubtedly the most conspicuous. Even within a radical group that took abstraction to new heights, shifting the attention of the international art world from Paris to New York, Pollock’s mercurial personality and unique mode of painting stood out. Once referred to by Time magazine as “Jack the Dripper,”(1) Pollock is widely remembered as the man who appeared to perform a ritualistic dance over a canvas stretched out on the floor of a converted Long Island barn, flinging paint from...

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c. 1951
Jackson Pollock
American, 1912-1956

Enamel, silver paint, and pebbles on illustration board
21 3/4 x 30 inches

Of all the Abstract Expressionists working in New York in the 1940s and 1950s, Jackson Pollock was undoubtedly the most conspicuous. Even within a radical group that took abstraction to new heights, shifting the attention of the international art world from Paris to New York, Pollock’s mercurial personality and unique mode of painting stood out. Once referred to by Time magazine as “Jack the Dripper,”(1) Pollock is widely remembered as the man who appeared to perform a ritualistic dance over a canvas stretched out on the floor of a converted Long Island barn, flinging paint from...

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