Jackson Pollock. Untitled. c. 1950

Jackson Pollock Untitled c. 1950

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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.
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
17 1/2 x 22 1/4" (44.5 x 56.6 cm)
Credit
Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder in honor of Eliza Parkinson Cobb
Object number
448.1982
Copyright
© 2021 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Drawings and Prints

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