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Jackson Pollock: revelations in black

Jackson Pollock: revelations in black

“Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots” is a sensational exhibition (at Tate Liverpool, until 18 October) – grand, exhilarating and so unexpected as to make the painter’s career look altogether different. It brings together nearly half of the semi-figurative Black Paintings from the early 1950s. This would be unique enough – they […]

Pollock’s Rare Trip to the Venice Biennale

Pollock’s Rare Trip to the Venice Biennale

Roberta Smith wrote in “The New York Times, on May 7, 2015, that “Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’: Energy Made Visible” “at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in the Venice Biennale is a small show built around a leviathan. “Mural” is the 20-foot-wide breakthrough painting that resulted in 1943 when Guggenheim commissioned Pollock […]

Pollock, piss, Warhol

Pollock, piss, Warhol

Andy Warhol — still, 27 years after his death, the reigning genius of the zeitgeist — perfected the art of insult as homage — or homage as insult, whichever you please. This work, which hangs in the Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston […]