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untitledJackson Pollock's Prints
Lent by the Pollock-Krasner House, on view from March 1 to June 8 at
The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages
1200 New York Rte. 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790

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From March 1 through June 8, the Long Island Museum, now in its 75th year, presents Jackson Pollock's Prints, a collection of Pollock's graphics and personal effects, curated by the director of the Pollock-Krasner House, Helen A. Harrison. Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is rightfully celebrated as an innovator whose poured paintings redefined the boundaries of abstraction. His drawings and mixed-media works on paper are also admired for their evocative and psychologically charged imagery.
The exhibition features six Pollock intaglios, printed from the original plates created in 1944-45, and six silkscreens printed from original screens made in 1951. Both sets of prints were produced posthumously in the 1960s and authorized by the artist's estate. Also included is a small selection of iconic original photographs by Hans Namuth of Pollock at work at his East Hampton studio
in 1950, and several personal effects, including the artist's sketch pencil and a checkbook that features his whimsical doodles.

Caption for print: Jackson Pollock, Untitled (after Number 7, 1951). Screen print, 23 x 29 ins. Printed posthumously, 1964. Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.


The Drs. Thomas and Marika Herskovic Essay Prize 2014
Awarded by the Pollock-Krasner Study Center of Stony Brook University

The prize: A $1,000 award, supported by Drs. Thomas M. and Marika Herskovic, that recognizes outstanding scholarship by a graduate student on a topic related to Abstract Expressionism. This may be an essay on a single artist, a study of a group or regional school, Abstract Expressionism’s theoretical, philosophical or aesthetic constructs, the movement’s ramifications for other developments in modern art, or its cross-cultural stimuli. Submissions will be judged by an advisory committee including members of Stony Brook University’s Department of Art, Art History and Art Criticism.

Eligibility: Any student enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in Art History, American Studies, or another discipline to which Abstract Expressionism is relevant. Proof of student status must accompany the submission. Entries from outside the United States are welcome.

Criteria: The essay must be a previously unpublished research paper, written in English, of 5-6,000 words (20-25 pages) in length, including notes. Original research, seminar papers, and chapters from dissertations or masters theses, completed or in progress, are eligible. A maximum of 10 illustrations may be included, and must accompany the manuscript; all relevant information regarding sources and copyright status of illustrations must be included in the captions.

How to submit: Send five copies of the manuscript, five copies of your CV, and one copy of a letter from your department chair or graduate advisor verifying your status, to:

Herskovic Essay Prize Competition
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
830 Springs-Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY 11937-1512 USA

When to submit: All entries must be postmarked by July 1, 2014
Winners will be notified by October 1, 2014.

The Pollock-Krasner Study Center is an art reference library and research collection established under the terms of the last will and testament of Lee Krasner Pollock. Its purpose is to advance scholarship, stimulate inquiry, and promote the understanding and appreciation of the work of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, as well as modern American art and its international context. The Study Center is located on Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus. The artists’ home and studio, a National Historic Landmark in nearby East Hampton, New York, is open to the public from May through October.  

guitarGuitar Sales to Benefit Pollock-Krasner House
Jackson Pollock's dynamic painting style has inspired musicians in diverse genres. From minimalist composer Morton Feldman, free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman and soprano sax virtuoso Jane Ira Bloom to British rockers The Stone Roses, Japanese singer-songwriter Tatsuya Ishii, and American rapper Lil Wayne, they identify with Pollock’s audacious, action-packed creativity. His process was like a performance, and his art has often been compared to music.

Now musical artists can tap directly into Pollock’s energy when they play the ultra-cool limited edition Jackson Pollock Studio Guitar or Jackson Pollock Studio Bass from Waterstone Musical Instruments of Nashville. Each instrument retails for $1,500, including a hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity. They may be ordered at Proceeds from sales will benefit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.

Pollock’s studio was a converted barn, where he spread his canvas out flat and danced around it, using rhythmic gestures to apply vivid colors that often spilled over the edges onto the floor. After visiting the studio in East Hampton, New York, Waterstone president Robert Singer got the idea of using a detail of the paint-spattered floor to decorate the face of a special line of instruments. As Singer sees it, "Pollock's canvas caught the moment, but the floor documents the high point of an artist who changed the way people interpret expression. To me, that's the legacy of this project."

"Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are iconic figures in the world of art and culture," says Singer. "Waterstone is very excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center through the production of these unique instruments." For more information, contact Singer at

Dedicated to "the art of performance," Waterstone has been designing top quality, highly rated electric guitars and basses with a vintage look and feel since 2002. Their full line of instruments is at Among the celebrated international artists who play Waterstone guitars are Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and Pat Smear (Foo Fighters), and bassists Georg Hólm (Sigur Rós), Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick), Robbie Harrington (Ronnie Dunn) and Bruce Foxton (The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers).