Jackson Pollock. Echo: Number 25, 1951. 1951

Jackson Pollock Echo: Number 25, 1951 1951

The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries

Echo: Number 25, 1951 is a radical departure from Pollock’s earlier "drip" paintings. In contrast to the explosive energy and multidirectional force of One: Number 31, 1950, made the previous year, Echo: Number 25, 1951 has a lyrical economy, and, though abstract, the painting flirts with figuration. Pollock recognized this, and he wrote in a letter to a friend, “I’ve had a period of drawing on canvas in black—with some of my early images coming thru—think the non-objectivists will find them disturbing—and the kids who think it simple to splash a Pollock out.”

Gallery label from Abstract Expressionist New York, October 3, 2010-April 25, 2011.
Medium
Enamel paint on canvas
Dimensions
7' 7 7/8" x 7' 2" (233.4 x 218.4 cm)
Credit
Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (by exchange) and the Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller Fund. Conservation was made possible by the Bank of America Art Conservation Project
Object number
241.1969
Copyright
© 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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