Friday, June 12, 2015

Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Collection Jackson and Charles Pollock

Peggy Guggenheim Collection - Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’: Energy Made Visible. The exhibition Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’: Energy Made Visible, until November 16 is curated by David Anfam. This touring exhibition focuses on Jackson Pollock’s Mural (1943, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City), following its 18-month campaign of conservation and cleaning at the Getty Conservation Institute, L.A. The immensely dynamic Mural is the largest painting Pollock created and it has exerted a seismic impact on American art down to the present day. Commissioned in the summer of 1943 by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York townhouse, Mural established a new sense of scale and audacity for the Abstract Expressionist movement, anticipating the classic ‘poured’ abstractions that Pollock would begin four years later. Setting Mural into context, the selection includes Pollock’s newly-restored Alchemy, as well as works by the artist’s wife Lee Krasner, David Smith and Robert Motherwell. Crucially, it also sheds new light on Pollock’s relationship to such photographers of action and energy as Herbert Matter, Barbara Morgan, Aaron Siskind and Gjon Mili.
Above: Jackson Pollock – Mural – 1943. 
Video: Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’: Energy Made Visible narrated by the curator of the exhibition David Anfam, Senior Consulting Curator, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver.

Herbert Matter - Jackson Pollock in his studio - The Springs, East Hampton - 1947

Jackson Pollock’s paint cans, brushes, sticks and cooking basters

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Charles Pollock - A Retrospective 

Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Charles Pollock: A Retrospective. Until September 14 at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the full retrospective is dedicated to Charles Pollock (1902 – 1988), elder brother of Jackson Pollock. The exhibition Charles Pollock: A Retrospective, curated by Philip Rylands, Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, documents Charles’s full career, with most of the material (art and documents, some of it never before exhibited) being loaned by the Charles Pollock Archives, Paris. A small number of works by Jackson Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton and a unique painting by Sanford Pollock complement Charles’s early years in New York and Washington. Early letters, photos and sketches document the relations between siblings Charles and Jackson.
Above. Charles Pollock - Self Portrait – 1930s.

Video: Charles Pollock: A Retrospective - narrated by curator Philip Rylands - Director - Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Charles Pollock: A Retrospective
Charles Pollock – Landscape 3 – (Martha’s Vineyard) – ca. 1930

Charles Pollock: A Retrospective

Charles Pollock
Untitled 1966 – Gregoire 1966 – Delta 1967

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