Jackson Pollock: A Biography

By Deborah Solomon

Deborah Solomon's biography units Jackson Pollock in his time and portrays him as a shy, frequently withdrawn individual, choked with insecurities and self-doubts, and regularly not able to specific himself approximately his paintings or its which means. Solomon interviewed 2 hundred those that knew Pollock and his paintings and she or he has drawn commonly on Pollock's personal writings and different own papers. She examines the artist's relationships along with his kin; his spouse and fellow artist Lee Krasner; paintings shopper Peggy Guggenheim; the painters Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and plenty of extra.

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1945. (The Museum of recent paintings, ny; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bareiss Fund and buy) determine 21. afflicted Queen, undated. (Private assortment) determine 22. Sounds within the Grass: Shimmering Substance, 1946. (The Museum of contemporary artwork, long island; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lewin and Mrs. Sam A. Lewisohn cash) determine 23. Cathedral, 1947. (Dallas Museum of paintings; present of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Reis) determine 24. White Cockatoo, 1948. (Private assortment) determine 25. Pollock pretends to color quantity 32, 1950 for photographer Rudy Burckhardt.

I've got a lot to learn”: letter from JP to Stella Pollock, n. d. , Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. four, p. 213. fifty three. Charles attempted his toughest: interviews with Charles and Frank Pollock, 1983–84. fifty four. “He was once attempting to impress”: interview with Marie Leavitt Pollock, 1983. fifty four. “I’ll move get them”: interview with Nathaniel Kaz, 1984. fifty five. “As young children we ate poultry and pork”: Frank Pollock interview. fifty five. Rita despatched biscuits and cream: interview with Manuel Tolegian, 1983. fifty five. “a feel of ineptitude”: Benton notes. fifty five. “I had a version there”: unpublished interview with Paul Cummings, July 1973.

118. sixty two. “And while I say artist”: letter from JP to his father, n. d. , Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. four, p. 212. sixty two. “What the hell”: Tolegian interview. sixty two. “You wait”: interview with Peter Busa, July 1984. sixty three. “We have a substitute”: Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. four, p. 215. sixty four. “So far”: ibid. sixty four. “I love it better”: letter from JP to his mom, March 25,1933, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. four, p. 217. sixty four. “Well Dad by means of god”: letter from JP to his father, Feb. three, 1933. sixty four. “I am so sorry”: letter from Stella Pollock to JP and others, n.

Ernst, A Not-So-Still existence, p. 241. 133. “starry-eyed”: Jean Connolly, “Art,” The country, p. 786. 133. “a genuine discovery”: Robert Coates, “The artwork Galleries,” the recent Yorker, might 29, 1943, p. forty nine. 133. attended the marriage: Busa interview. 134. “Who’s L. K.? ”: Cindy Nemser, paintings speak (New York: Scribner’s, 1975), p. 88. 134. “trapped animal”: Peggy Guggenheim, Out of This Century: Confessions of an artwork Addict (New York: Universe Books, 1979), p. 315. 134. “Pollock himself”: ibid. a hundred thirty five. “Dear Baroness”: Lukach, Hilla Rebay, p.

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