Jackson Pollock. Echo: Number 25, 1951. 1951

Jackson Pollock

Echo: Number 25, 1951


Not on view
Enamel paint on canvas
7' 7 7/8" x 7' 2" (233.4 x 218.4 cm)
Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest and the Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller Fund
Object number
© 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Jackson Pollock has 85 works online.
There are 2,101 paintings online.

Echo: Number 15, 1951 is a radical departure from Pollock’s earlier "drip" paintings. In contrast to the explosive energy and multidirectional force of One: Number 31, 1950, made the previous year, Echo: Number 15, 1951 has a lyrical economy, and, though abstract, the painting flirts with figuration. Pollock recognized this, and he wrote in a letter to a friend, “I’ve had a period of drawing on canvas in black—with some of my early images coming thru—think the non-objectivists will find them disturbing—and the kids who think it simple to splash a Pollock out.”

Gallery label from Abstract Expressionist New York, October 3, 2010-April 25, 2011

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