Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: The Tate Gallery, 1999, Paperback.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs;
From the cover: Jackson Pollock is widely considered the most challenging and influential American artist of the twentieth century. In his revolutionary paintings of the late 1940s, he dripped or poured paint into complex webs of interlacing lines, rhythmically punctuated by pools of colour. With their all over composition, seemingly total abstraction, and gestural but remarkably controlled handling of paint, these powerful works announced the emergence of Abstract Expressionism.
This sumptuously illustrated book accompanies the major Pollock exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London, in 1998-99. The Tate exhibition is the first full survey of Pollocks work to be shown in Britain in forty years. An essay by Kirk Varnedoe explores Pollocks life, the mythology that so quickly grew up around him as the prototypical action painter, and the critical interpretations of his legacy. It traces the development of his work from European and American models, and discusses his powerful impact on later artists. Pepe Karmels innovative study of Hans Namuths photographs and films of Pollock at work offers new insight into the genesis of Pollocks paintings.
Jackson Pollock includes over 200 colour reproductions of paintings, drawings, and prints, including life-sized details and foldouts of major paintings. An illustrated chronology tells the story of the artists life.
Very Good. Lightly pulled at the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
336 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¾” x 11½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Art Exhibitions catalogue?