Jackson Pollock. Untitled. (c. 1950)

Jackson Pollock


(c. 1950)

Ink on paper
17 1/2 x 22 1/4" (44.5 x 56.6 cm)
Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder in honor of Eliza Parkinson Cobb
Object number
© 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Jackson Pollock has 86 works  online.
There are 15,095 drawings online.

To make this drawing, Pollock likely used a mouth atomizer (a straw-like instrument into which ink or paint is loaded and then blown through), creating a dramatic splattering effect, almost like bursting fireworks. In a 1950 interview, Pollock explained, "New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements. . . . Each age finds its own technique."

Gallery label from Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954, November 22, 2015–May 1, 2016

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