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Sheet of Studies

Artist:
Jackson Pollock (American, Cody, Wyoming 1912–1956 East Hampton, New York)
Date:
ca. 1943
Medium:
Ink, colored and watercolor graphites on paper
Dimensions:
18 7/8 x 24 3/4 in. (47.9 x 62.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Lee Krasner Pollock, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.147.21
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
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)

Düsseldorf. Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen. "Jackson Pollock," September 5–October 8, 1961, no. 50 (as "Drawing," ca. 1938–43).

Kunsthaus Zürich. "Jackson Pollock," October 24–November 29, 1961, no. 50.

Rome. Marlborough Galleria d'Arte. "Jackson Pollock," October–November 1962, no. 29 (as "Drawing," ca. 1938–43).

Milan. Toninelli Arte Moderno. "Jackson Pollock," November–December 1962, no. 29.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Jackson Pollock," April 5–June 4, 1967, no. 116 (as "Untitled," lent by the estate of the artist).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Jackson Pollock," July 9–September 3, 1967, no. 116.

Minneapolis. Walker Art Center. "Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper," February 11–March 19, 1968, unnumbered cat.

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.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Jackson Pollock: Drawing into Painting," February 4–March 16, 1980, unnumbered cat. (as "Untitled"; lent by Lee Krasner Pollock).

Rome. Palazzo Venezia. "Jackson Pollock, opere 1930–1956," April–June 1983, unnumbered cat. (as "Studi").

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. 23.

Tokyo. The Shoto Museum of Art. "Drawings Jackson Pollock: Loan Exhibition from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," August 20–September 29, 1985, no. 20.

Fukuoka Art Museum. "Drawings Jackson Pollock: Loan Exhibition from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 8–27, 1985, no. 20.

Stuttgart. Württembergischer Kunstverein. "Jackson Pollock: Zeichnungen," October 11–December 2, 1990, no. 20.

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. "Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper, Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 11–June 4, 1995, no. 44.

Bryan Robertson. Jackson Pollock. New York, 1960, p. 139, pl. 61, calls it "Drawing" and dates it ca. 1938–43.

Elizabeth Lawrence Langhorne. "A Jungian Interpretation of Jackson Pollock's Art Through 1946." PhD diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1977, p. 161, pl. 135, discusses this work's disc–crescent images, a common motif in Pollock's psychoanalytic drawings typically associated with the male/female dichotomy.

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. 195, no. 678, ill.

Elizabeth L. Langhorne. "Jackson Pollock's 'The Moon Woman Cuts The Circle'." Arts Magazine 53, no. 7 (March 1979), p. 134, fig. 20.

Bernice Rose. Jackson Pollock: Drawing into Painting. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York, 1980, p. 13, ill. p. 30.

Tilman Osterwold in Jackson Pollock: Zeichnungen. Exh. cat., Württembergischer Kunstverein. Stuttgart, 1990, pp. 10, 13, 72 pl. 20.

Lisa Messinger. Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper, Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, 1995, p. 77, no. 44 ill. (color).



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