Donald Wigal

Jackson Pollock

katoshihas quotedlast year
Apparently, Pollock was unaware of her awe of him as an artist. Kligman mentioned that after she was with Pollock for several days, he surprised her by asking if she knew he was a painter.
katoshihas quotedlast year
Lucifer was listed in 2003 as one of the ten most wanted works of art of the year, according to ARTNews magazine in its list of ‘elusive masterworks collectors would die for’.
The work was expected to fetch up to $100 million, according to the magazine.
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You have to be happy in the process. You can’t be waiting for some future redemption when you’ll be called the greatest writer in the world.
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He said: When I am ‘in’ my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It is only after a sort of ‘get acquainted’ period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony.
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Pollock understood that sobriety was a prerequisite for reaching the ‘automatic response’ needed for his best work.
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In Pollock’s famous reply, “I am nature”, the artist revealed again one of his key ideas, one which might have been rooted in the Theosophy he had studied fifteen years earlier.
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Pollock’s frustration at not being able to draw was certainly a factor. It is seen in his famous comment, “Do you think I would have painted this crap if I knew how to draw a hand?”
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The result is the thing – and – it doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. Modern art to me is nothing more than the expression of contemporary aims of the age that we’re living in...
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Kandinsky and Hofmann especially befriended Pollock.
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Guggenheim’s biographer astutely observes that Pollock was viewed by many as a legend who was incredibly self-destructive.
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Yet, Kligman recalled she once asked him what he would like to come back as if he believed in reincarnation. After thinking about it, he said, “A psychiatrist”.
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The male authority figures in Jackson’s life during his formative years were heavy drinkers or alcoholics: his father, his co-workers, and Benton.
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He and his brother Sanford wandered the streets and painted scenes contrasting the rich and the poor of the city, but apparently none of those have survived.
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He said, “Being an artist is life itself,” adding, “and when I say artist, I don’t mean it in a narrow sense of the word – but the man who is building things – creating, molding the earth.” At that time he thought he would be such an artist “in a good seventy years or so.” That would be at age ninety in 2002.
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In one letter the young Pollock notes, “As to what I would like to be, it is difficult to say. An artist of some kind. If nothing else I shall always study the Arts...” He was aware, however, that his drawing skills were rather minimal.
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Many of the events in Pollock’s life and much of his radically new art proved to be mystically profane and ugly, yet awesome.
Catherine Annie Tatehas quotedlast year
On 28th January Paul Jackson Pollock is born on Watkins Ranch, Cody, Wyoming. He is the fifth son of Stella May McClure and LeRoy McCoy. After the death of his parents in 1897, Leroy assumes the name of his adoptive family, ‘Pollock’.

1913

Between 1913 and 1928 the family moves house eight times, all within the state of California.
Catherine Annie Tatehas quotedlast year
Pollock meets fellow artist Alfonso Ossorio. Pollock shows a painting at the Samuel Kootz Gallery in the exhibition ‘The Intrasubjectives’, which will help to define the Abstract Expressionist movement.
Catherine Annie Tatehas quotedlast year
. Untitled (Self-portrait), 1931-1935.

2. T.P.’s Boat in Menemsha Pond, c.1934.

3. Going West, 1934-1935.

4. Untitled (Woman), c.1935-1938.

5. Untitled (Naked Man with a Knife), c.1938-1940.

6. The Moon Woman, 1942.

7. The Mad Moon Woman, 1941.

8. The She-Wolf, 1943.

9. Pasiphaë, c.1943.

10. The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle, c.1943.

11. Stenographic Figure, c.1942.

12. Blue (Moby Dick), c.1943.

13. Mural, 1943-1944.

14. Gothic, 1944.

15. Number 3, 1949: Tiger, 1949.

16. Full Fathom Five, 1947.
Дина Кравченкоhas quoted2 years ago
Jackson Pollock was bound to fail, but at least he would fail heroically. He’d made his name by fighting the way things were, and when he got famous he kept fighting the way things were, but since he was the way things were, he fought himself.
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