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Untitled (Page from a Lost Sketchbook)

Artist:
Jackson Pollock (American, Cody, Wyoming 1912–1956 East Hampton, New York)
Date:
ca. 1939–42
Medium:
Brush and India ink and colored pencil on paper
Dimensions:
17 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (45.4 x 35.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Lee Krasner Pollock, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.147.17ab
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (recto, lower center): Jackson Pollock 38; (verso, lower right): Jackson Pollock 38
the artist, Springs, N.Y. (until d. 1956; his estate, New York, 1956–62); Lee Krasner Pollock, New York (1962–82; her gift to MMA)

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Jackson Pollock," December 19, 1956–February 3, 1957, no. 38 (as "Drawing," 1938–43, lent by Lee Krasner Pollock, Springs, Long Island).

New York. Sidney Janis Gallery. "Drawings by Jackson Pollock," November 4–30, 1957, no catalogue (Ref. O'Connor and Thaw 1978 list as no. 9 [?]).

Düsseldorf. Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen. "Jackson Pollock," September 5–October 8, 1961, no. 46 (as "Drawing," 1938).

Kunsthaus Zürich. "Jackson Pollock," October 24–November 29, 1961, no. 46.

New York. Marlborough-Gerson Gallery. "Jackson Pollock," January–February 1964, no. 51 (as "Drawing," c.1938).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Jackson Pollock," April 5–June 4, 1967, no. 105 (as "Page from a Sketchbook," 1941, subsequently inscribed 1938, lent by the estate of the artist).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Jackson Pollock," July 9–September 3, 1967, no. 105.

Minneapolis. Walker Art Center. "Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper," February 11–March 19, 1968, unnumbered cat. (dates it 1941, subsequently inscribed 1938).

College Park. University of Maryland Art Gallery. "Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper," April 1–22, 1968, unnumbered cat.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. "Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper," May 14–June 16, 1968, unnumbered cat.

Seattle Art Museum. "Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper," July 11–August 18, 1968, unnumbered cat.

Baltimore Museum of Art. "Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper," September 8–October 6, 1968, unnumbered cat.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. "Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper," October 21–November 18, 1968, unnumbered cat.

Waltham, Mass. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. "Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper," January 20–February 16, 1969, unnumbered cat.

Rome. Palazzo Venezia. "Jackson Pollock, opere 1930–1956," April–June 1983, unnumbered cat. (as "Pagina da un Album per Schizzi," 1938).

Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale. "Jackson Pollock–A Painter's Drawings 1930–1956," January 4–29, 1984, unnum. checklist.

Des Moines Art Center. "Jackson Pollock Drawings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–February 24, 1985, no. 18.

Tokyo. The Shoto Museum of Art. "Drawings Jackson Pollock: Loan Exhibition from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," August 20–September 29, 1985, no. 16 (as "Page from a Sketchbook").

Fukuoka Art Museum. "Drawings Jackson Pollock: Loan Exhibition from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 8–27, 1985, no. 16.

New York. Gagosian Gallery. "Jackson Pollock: Black Enamel Paintings," April–May 1990, no. 16 (as "Untitled").

Stuttgart. Württembergischer Kunstverein. "Jackson Pollock: Zeichnungen," October 11–December 2, 1990, nos. 12 and 13 (as "Skizzenbuchseite," 1938).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Jackson Pollock," November 1, 1998–February 2, 1999, nos. 43 and 44 (recto and verso; as "Untitled").

London. Tate Gallery. "Jackson Pollock," March 11–June 6, 1999, nos. 43 and 44.

Canberra. National Gallery of Australia. "Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles," October 4, 2002–January 27, 2003, no. 19.

Venice. Peggy Guggenheim Collection. "Jackson Pollock's 'Mural': Energy Made Visible," April 23–November 16, 2015, nos. 22, 23 (as "Untitled") [verso displayed in exhibition).

Lawrence Alloway. "Jackson Pollock." Paletten 1 (1961), ill. p. 84 (verso), calls it "Drawing" and dates it 1938.

Francis Valentine O'Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw, ed. Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings, and Other Works. Vol. 3, Drawings, 1930–1956. New Haven, 1978, p. 152, no. 612r/v, ill., consider the inscribed date of 1938 to be too early; note that the recto inscription in black magic marker has bled through to the verso; mention the binder holes along the top edge of the sheet.

Tilman Osterwold in Jackson Pollock: Zeichnungen. Exh. cat., Württembergischer Kunstverein. Stuttgart, 1990, pp. 10, 17, 71 pls. 12 and 13.

Lisa Mintz Messinger in Jackson Pollock: Zeichnungen. Exh. cat., Württembergischer Kunstverein. Stuttgart, 1990, pp. 62–63, 66.

Ben Heller. Jackson Pollock: Black Enamel Paintings. Exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery. New York, 1990, pp. 14, 88 no. 16 ill. (recto; color), lists it among the "most visible precursors of the Black Paintings".

David Anfam. Jackson Pollock's 'Mural': Energy Made Visible. Exh. cat., Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. New York, 2015, pp. 43, 141-42, nos. 22, 23, ill. p. 44 (color, recto and verso).



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