Jackson Pollock, ‘Untitled’, 1964, Wallector
Jackson Pollock, ‘Untitled’, 1964, Wallector

Screenprint, from the posthumous edition of 50 printed in 1964 (first edition of 25 printed in 1951)
With the blindstamp of the estate: “Estate of J. Pollock 1964” and “Strathmore use either side”
America’s Jackson Pollock is among the founders of Action painting and ranks among the most revolutionary figures on the XXth Century international arts scene. Experimenting with a wide range of techniques, he was the standard-bearer not only of a new artistic idiom but above all of a new relationship between the artist and his work.
Pollock often took a canvas down from the wall and put it on the floor so he could move around it -- thereby underlining his relationship with his painting’s physical space – and throw and drip the colours and materials he had chosen onto the work.
The abstract compositions in Jackson Pollock’s serigraphs (He did only 11 graphic works) demonstrate his capacity for appropriating parts of the History of Art and transcending them through a language that allows him to overtake the European figurative tradition. But in moving forward, Pollock never leaves anything behind, as confirmed by his colleague and companion Lee Krasner, to whom Pollock confided that he could not stop himself during the creative process, even when an image began to take shape, because his final objective was in fact to cover over any figures.

Bibliography:
Jackson Pollock: Black and white, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York 1969.

About Jackson Pollock

Major Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, dubbed "Jack the Dripper" by Time magazine in 1956, is best known for his large "action" or drip paintings of 1947–52, formed by pouring and manipulating liquid paint atop canvases set on the floor. A wholly original, rule-shattering figure in American art, Pollock inspired Frank Stella, Richard Serra, and the Color Field painters. Pollock's early Surrealist works of personal symbols and abstract figures show the influence of José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, and Max Ernst, as well as his experiences with Jungian psychotherapy.

American, 1912-1956, Cody, Wyoming, based in East Hampton, New York