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JACKSON 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.
Guitar 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 pollockguitar.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 modguitars.com. 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).