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Untitled (Figure Composition)

Artist:
Jackson Pollock (American, Cody, Wyoming 1912–1956 East Hampton, New York )
Date:
ca. 1938–41
Medium:
Gouache on paper
Dimensions:
22 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (57.8 x 45.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Lee Krasner Pollock, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.147.31
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Jackson Pollock
the artist, Springs, N.Y. (until d. 1956; his estate, 1956–62); Lee Krasner Pollock, New York (1962–82; her gift to MMA)

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

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. 11.

Tokyo. The Shoto Museum of Art. "Drawings Jackson Pollock: Loan Exhibition from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," August 20–September 29, 1985, no. 30 (as "Figure Composition").

Fukuoka Art Museum. "Drawings Jackson Pollock: Loan Exhibition from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 8–27, 1985, no. 30.

Stuttgart. Württembergischer Kunstverein. "Jackson Pollock: Zeichnungen," October 11–December 2, 1990, no. 6 (as "Figuren–Komposition").

Roslyn Harbor, N. Y. Nassau County Museum of Art. "Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends," February 28–May 23, 1993, unnumbered cat. (p. 65, as "Figure Composition".

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. "Siqueiros/Pollock: Pollock/Siqueiros," September 30–December 3, 1995, unnumbered cat. (p. 160).

Venice. Museo Correr. "Jackson Pollock in Venice," March 23–June 30, 2002, no. 13.

Hanover, N.H. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. "Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock," April 7–June 17, 2012, unnumbered cat. (fig. 70).

The Springs, East Hampton. Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. "Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock," August 2–October 27, 2012, unnumbered cat.

Francis Valentine O'Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw, ed. Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings, and Other Works. Vol. 4, Other Works, 1930–1956. New Haven, 1978, p. 23, no. 939, ill. p. 22.

Tilman Osterwold in Jackson Pollock: Zeichnungen. Exh. cat., Württembergischer Kunstverein. Stuttgart, 1990, pp. 16, 71 pl. 6.

Lisa Mintz Messinger in Jackson Pollock: Zeichnungen. Exh. cat., Württembergischer Kunstverein. Stuttgart, 1990, p. 61.

Constance Schwartz in Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends. Exh. cat., Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., 1993, p. 6.

Franklin Hill Perrell in Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends. Exh. cat., Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., 1993, pp. 17, 80, ill. p. 65.

Regina Lange in Siqueiros/Pollock: Pollock/Siqueiros. Exh. cat., Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. "Essays/Dokumentation."Cologne, 1995, p. 160, ill. (color).

Robert Storr. "A Piece of the Action." Jackson Pollock: New Approaches. Ed. Kirk Varnedoe and Pepe Karmel. New York, 1999, p. 50, fig. 9, calls it "Untitled" and notes its resemblance to Orozco's "Barricade" (1931; Museum of Modern Art, New York).

Lisa Mintz Messinger in Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock. Exh. cat., Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. Hanover, N.H., 2012, pp. 40, 87, fig. 70 (color), identifies this gouache as a sketch for the artist's painting "Naked Man with Knife".

Mary K. Coffey in Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock. Exh. cat., Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH, 2012, p. 29.



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