Jackson Pollock. Landscape with Steer. c. 1936–37

Jackson Pollock

Landscape with Steer

c. 1936–37

Medium
Lithograph with airbrushed lacquer additions
Dimensions
composition: 13 13/16 x 18 9/16" (35.1 x 47.1 cm); sheet: 16 1/8 x 23 3/8" (41 x 59.3 cm)
Publisher
unpublished
Printer
unknown
Edition
approx. 2-3 (one with airbrushed enamel additions [this ex.])
Credit
Gift of Lee Krasner Pollock
Object number
1186.1969
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 21,550 prints online.

Eager from the very beginning to try his hand at different techniques that might offer new expressive possibilities, Pollock made twelve lithographs, including Landscape with Steer, between about 1934 and 1937. The subject, a Western scene, speaks to his upbringing in the American West. Pollock's loose gestures and evocative washes and scratches hint at the increasingly experimental direction in which his art was headed. Pollock added color to the second impression using an airbrush, a technique that he may have learned from David Alfaro Siquieros, the Mexican painter and muralist whose New York workshop he frequented at the time.

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

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