Saturday, March 12, 2016

MoMA’s JACKSON POLLOCK Show Closing Tomorrow


In a season of terrific exhibitions, the Pollock show at the Museum of Modern Art was a knockout. Drawn from their own collection, it featured paintings and works on paper by one of the most important and influential American artists of the twentieth century. Today and tomorrow are the very last days to see Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954.

Jackson Pollock, Mexican Bandits, 1939

Showing here is our Pollock Greeting Card, a rare humorous drawing, Mexican Bandits, 1939.    
O’Connor/Thaw Volume 4, Number 945
Watercolor, crayon, and ink, on sheet 5 x 12 inches.
There is a preliminary sketch for this subject on the back of one of the “psychoanalytic drawings” in the raisonné, number 3:520.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Name five women artists? How can we name just five? In a fast overview there are (in alphabetical order) Peggy Bacon, Isabel Bishop, Elizabeth Catlett, Minna Citron, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Katharine Gallagher, Blanche Grambs, Riva Helfond, Fannie Hillsmith, Dorothy Browdy Kushner, Alice Trumbull Mason, Claire Mahl Moore, Jean Morrison Becker, Betty Waldo Parish, Doris Rosenthal, Anne Ryan, Katherine Schmidt, Judith Shahn, Mary Sinclair, Helen A. Strojny, and Marguerite Zorach.

So we’ve limited ourselves to showing work by five women artists:
Bernarda Bryson Shahn
Unemployed Madonna, 1929, lithograph
Sue Fuller
Boogie Woogie, 1946, gouache

Fannie Hillsmith
The Attic (also titled Dark Interior), 1952
Mixed media on canvas

Anne Ryan
The Wine Glass, 1945, black line woodcut

Peggy Bacon
All Alone, 1951, etching