Jackson Pollock. Untitled. (c. 1952)

Jackson Pollock

Untitled

(c. 1952)

Medium
Ink and gouache on Howell paper
Dimensions
17 7/8 x 22" (45.5 x 56 cm)
Credit
Gift of Lee Krasner in memory of Jackson Pollock
Object number
667.1983
Copyright
© 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Jackson Pollock has 86 works  online.
There are 15,092 drawings online.

Pollock experimented with many types of paper throughout his career, from rough cardboard to the finest Japanese paper. The handmade paper he used for this drawing was chosen for its exceptionally porous and textured surface, which gives his marks an almost blurred quality. The lines and forms in this drawing are also notably centralizedthey appear to swirl inward—signaling a shift from slightly earlier compositions that seem to spill over the edges. This is one of Pollock's last drawings.

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

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