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photo:Jackson Pollock
Number 8, 1951, Black Flowing

  • Jackson Pollock
  • 1912 - 1956
  • Number 8, 1951, Black Flowing
  • 1951
  • Enamel on cotton canvas 151 x 185 cm
  • Signed and dated lower right in charcoal: Jackson Pollock 51
  • Donated by Yamamura Family
  • P.1965-8
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Between 1951 and 1952, Jackson Pollock created several works that employ dripped black enamel on blank canvas. The dripping in the majority of these works displays a sense of refined decorativeness, and these monochrome works evoke a sense of related avant garde calligraphers. Some motifs have only been partially abstracted, however, and the question of where the original form ends makes these works an extremely interesting facet of his career.

(Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

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