Three Pollock Exhibitions on View this Spring
The Dallas Museum of Art is the exclusive American venue for a new exhibition of works by Jackson Pollock, the first in over three decades to survey a phase of his work known as the black pourings. "Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots," which originated at Tate Liverpool, includes a selection of paintings made between 1947 and 1949; these works serve to contextualize the radical departure represented by the black pourings, a series that Pollock created between 1951 and 1953. Exhibiting works from the height of the artist's celebrity set against his lesser-known paintings, together with several sculptures—another unfamiliar aspect of his work—offers the opportunity to appreciate Pollock's broader ambitions as an artist, and to understand the importance of the "blind spots" in his oeuvre.

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Jackson Pollock, Portrait and a Dream, 1953. Oil and enamel on canvas, 58 ¼ x 134 ½ inches.
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Algur H. Meadows and the Meadows Foundation, Inc.

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"Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954"
is a concise but detailed survey of Pollock's artistic evolution from the 1930s, when he made loosely figurative images based on mythical or primeval themes, through the late 1940s and early 1950s, when he pioneered the radical abstractions for which he is best known, ending with the 1954 canvas, White Light, one of Pollock's last paintings. The exhibition features approximately 50 paintings, drawings, and prints from the museum's collection. This is the first opportunity to see MoMA's unparalleled Pollock holdings in depth since the reinstallation of the collection following the major Abstract Expressionism exhibition in 2010-11.

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Jackson Pollock, Number 1A, 1948. Oil and enamel on canvas, 68 x 104 inches.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase.

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This spring, Museo Picasso Málaga will host “Jackson Pollock's Mural: Energy Made Visible,” which has been on a European tour since April 2015. This is the first time, and perhaps the last, that the mural will be shown in Spain. It is Pollock’s largest painting, roughly 8 by 20 feet, and was created in 1943 for the hallway of his patron Peggy Guggenheim’s Manhattan town house. Years later, the artist told a friend that he had had a vision: “It’s a stampede. Every animal in the American West, cows and horses and antelopes and buffaloes. Everything is charging across that goddamn surface.”

After a two-year restoration at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, this iconic work has travelled to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection  in Venice, the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin and Museo Picasso Málaga, after which it will end at the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The exhibition, curated by David Anfam and jointly organized by the University of Iowa Museum of Art and Museo Picasso Málaga, will be on view from April 21 through September 11.

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Jackson Pollock with the unpainted canvas for Mural, 1943.
Photograph by Bernard Schardt.
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Gift of Jeffrey Potter.

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