Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots
'Pollock's little-known Black Paintings are a revelation and show the artist in a whole new light' - The Daily Telegraph
'A sensational exhibition – grand, exhilarating and so unexpected as to make the painter’s career look altogether different' - The Observer
In 1947, artist, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) developed a unique method of dripping trails of paint onto a canvas laid flat on the floor, pioneering the style known as abstract expressionism. As his friend William de Kooning put it, 'Jackson busted our idea of a picture to hell'. This richly illustrated publication accompanies the first exhibition in over three decades of the next crucial phase of his work, referred to as the Black Pourings - a series of black enamel paintings, sometimes even featuring figurative elements that Pollock created between 1951 and 1953.
The 2015 exhibition at Tate Liverpool and then the Dallas Museum of Art marks the biggest ever gathering of these Black Pourings in one place. As well as a new appraisal of the Black Pourings by Michael Fried, the publication includes essays by Jo Applin, Gavin Delahunty, and Stephanie Straine discussing the paintings and their related drawings.
Recommended for all those interested in Pollock and in the development of painting in the mid-twentieth century onwards, this book casts new light onto the ‘blind spots’ in the history and critical reception of these fascinating yet previously over-shadowed works.
Listen to an audio tour of the show conducted by curator, Gavin Delahunty.
- Author: Gavin Delahunty, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Date published: June 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1849763325
- Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 21.8 x 1.5 cm
★★★★★ - The Guardian
★★★★ 'a revelation' - The Telegraph
'A riveting portrayal of anger and despair’ - BBC Arts
‘A sensational exhibition – grand, exhilarating’ - The Observer
'thoughtfully chosen, beautifully installed, illuminating' - Wall Street Journal
'exciting and enlightening' - LA Times