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Untitled

Artist:
Jackson Pollock (American, Cody, Wyoming 1912–1956 East Hampton, New York)
Date:
ca. 1938–41
Medium:
Gouache, colored pencils, and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
14 1/4 x 10 in. (36.2 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.4.54
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 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–d.1984; her estate, New York, 1984–90; sold to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Jackson Pollock: Early Sketchbooks and Drawings," October 21, 1997–February 8, 1998, no catalogue.

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. 59, no. 461, ill., date it ca. 1938–39; note that "rubbing on verso is of image at top of proceding sheet" (MMA 1990.4.53).

Lisa Mintz Messinger. "Pollock Studies the Mexican Muralists and the Surrealists: Sketchbook III." The Jackson Pollock Sketchbooks in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1997, pp. 67, 70, 79, 84 n. 36, p. 86 no. III:2r, comments that the gouache in this drawing makes it a particularly painterly example; calls its single, unified composition clearly derivative of Orozco.

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