Jackson Pollock, ‘"Jackson Pollock" 1951 Exhibition Catalogue, Betty Parsons  ’, 1951, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

New York: Betty Parsons Gallery, 1951. Softcover. BW illustrated wraps. 16 pp., 16 illustrations, large and small in bw. VG-, some light staining or differential age toning to wraps, ancient fold from top to bottom at center. We also have the accompanying Poster/ Invite.

A veryearly catalogue of Pollocks' work at the gallery of his good friend and early promoter Betty Parsons.Two-page introductory essay by his friend Alfonso Ossorio. rare and important, and a very nice copy with the inked ownership stamp of Ira Spanierman on the lower right portion of thetitle-page.

Signature: No

Publisher: Betty Parsons

Private Collection, Germany

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