UNITED STATES / New York: Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural
by Modem
© Modem

until Sunday September 19 2021

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
10128 New York
United States

In 1943 Jackson Pollock created what would be his largest-ever painting: Mural. Although Pollock was not yet consistently working with canvases on the floor—pouring and dripping paint from all sides, as he would by 1947—Mural represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of Pollock’s artistic style. Informed partly by the Surrealists’ exploration of the unconscious mind, and by the work of Mexican muralists José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others, Pollock began to challenge traditional notions of painting. He experimented with real and mythical imagery, dynamic gestures, and a vibrant palette in Mural, thereby further developing his idiosyncratic style as it approached abstraction.

Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural is a focused exhibition dedicated to Pollock’s Mural, which is now in the collection of the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Iowa City, as a result of Peggy Guggenheim’s donation. Mural has not been on view in New York in more than 20 years, and this presentation at the Guggenheim Museum marks its debut in the city following the completion of an extensive research and restoration project undertaken by the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Away from the Easel is organized by Megan Fontanella, Curator, Modern Art, and Provenance.

© Modem