Jackson Pollock. Untitled. (c. 1938–41)

Jackson Pollock


(c. 1938–41)

Pencil and colored pencil on paper
14 x 11" (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Gift of Lee Krasner in memory of Jackson Pollock
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 15,115 drawings online.

In this tightly packed composition, two hooded figures emerge from an indeterminate space: one has a bowed head, while the other's hands are raised above his or her face, in a posture of sorrow or horror. Pollock's sinuous, rhythmically interlocking figures bear the influence of the Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, whose work he studied intensively during these years.

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

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