Jackson Pollock, ‘2 PIECE SET- "Jackson Pollock", 1949, Invitation Card, Betty Parsons Gallery NYC  & "Watercolor Sculpture", 1949, Group Show Invite’, 1949, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

2-PIECE SET:
1.) "Jackson Pollock-Recent Paintings", 1949, Invitation Card, SECOND SHOW at Betty Parsons Gallery NYC, w/previous owners notes (pencil) of the exhibitions who attended these shows, Jan 24- Feb 12-1949 (verso).

Provenance:
Betty Parsons Gallery, NY
Both pieces from the same owner who attended these shows in 1949, NYC.

Note:
This was Pollock's second show at the Betty Parsons Gallery consisting of twenty-six works painted in 1948, including (by their current titles) Number 1A; Number 5; The Wooden Horse: Number 10A; Number 13A: Arabesque; White Cockatoo: Number 24A; and Number 26A: Black and White. Works on paper include Number 4: Gray and Red; Number 12A: Yellow, Gray, Black; Number 14; Number 15: Red, Gray, White, Yellow; Number 20; Number 22A; and Number 23.

2.) "WATERCOLOR SCULPTURE", 1949, Group Show Invitation Card, Laurel Gallery NYC, Feb 7-26, 1949.

Provenance:
Laurel Gallery, NY
Both pieces from the same owner who attended these shows in 1949, NYC.

Signature:
Not signed

Publisher:
Betty Parsons Gallery, NY
Laurel Gallery, NY

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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

About Milton Avery

Depicting everyday scenes of domestic, city, and country life, painter and printmaker Milton Avery favored simplified forms and the flat application of color, inspired by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. “I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, [and] colors form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter,” he once said. Avery’s early work incorporated elements of Impressionism, but his smooth planes of color and combination of figuration and abstraction would make him an archetype of American Modernism, prefiguring aspects of Color Field painting by years. Avery was a friend and source of inspiration to artists including Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, and Barnett Newman. A man of few words, he was said to have frequently quipped, “Why talk when you can paint?”

American, 1885-1965, Altmar, New York, based in New York, New York

About George Grosz

Draftsman and painter George Grosz is known for his caustic pen-and-ink caricatures of Weimar Germany. Influenced by Expressionism and Futurism in his early career, he was also strongly affected by his wartime experience and joined Berlin's Dada movement in 1918 as a stance of political commitment; he is also associated with the New Objectivity movement (Neue Sachlichkeit). After leaving Germany prior to Hitler's assumption of power, Grosz turned to romanticized nudes, New York cityscapes, and watercolor landscapes in a departure from his earlier social engagement.

German, 1893-1959, Berlin, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany

Group Shows

2017
Berlin,
Art Berlin Fair
2017
RARE ART BOOKS
2016
Richmond,
German Expressionist Prints
2015
Galleria de' Foscherari, 
Bologna,
Berlin 192010
2014
New York,
AFTERSHOCK | The Impact of Radical Art | (WARNING: CONTENT NOT SUITABLE FOR MINORS)
2013
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About Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko’s search to express profound emotion through painting culminated in his now-signature compositions of richly colored squares filling large canvases, evoking what he referred to as “the sublime.” One of the pioneers of Color Field Painting, Rothko’s abstract arrangements of shapes, ranging from the slightly surreal biomorphic ones in his early works to the dark squares and rectangles in later years, are intended to evoke the metaphysical through viewers’ communion with the canvas in a controlled setting. “I'm not an abstractionist,” he once said. “I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.” His “Rothko Chapel Paintings” (1964-1967), 14 wall-sized monochromatic black paintings installed in a non-denominational church in Houston, Texas, represent the realization of Rothko’s desire that his work be viewed in close quarters.

American, 1903-1970, Dvinsk, Russia, based in New York, New York

About David Smith

Abstract Expressionist sculptor and painter David Smith worked as a riveter and welder at automotive factories before devoting himself to art. Interested in the painterly potential of sculpture, he built his works by welding together found objects, machine parts, and forged metal. His style evolved from early Surrealist and Expressionist tendencies (influenced by Pablo Picasso, Russian Constructivism, Piet Mondrian, and Alberto Giacometti's biomorphic forms) to late masterpieces of geometric abstraction. His last work, Cubi XXVII (1965), part of a series of towering stainless steel sculptures meant to be installed outdoors, broke the auction price record for postwar art at Sotheby's in 2005.

American, 1906-1965, Decatur, IN, United States, based in South Shaftsbury, VT, United States

Solo Shows

2016
Zurich,
David Smith: Form in Colour
2012
New York,
2010
New York,

Group Shows

2017
2017
Zurich,
Alexander Calder / David Smith
2017
2017
New York,
Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947 – 1962
2010

Fair History on Artsy

2018
Hauser & Wirth at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018
2018
Hauser & Wirth at ARCOmadrid 2018
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About Betty Parsons