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Title The figurative Pollock / edited by Nina Zimmer ; with contributions by Markus Klammer and Stefan Neuner, Michael Leja, Tetsuya Oshima, Stephanie Straine, Anne-Christine Strobel, and Nina Zimmer ; translations from the German Rebecca van Dyck, Cynthia Hall, Elizabeth Tucker.
Imprint Munich ; New York : Prestel ; [Basel, Switzerland] : Kunstmuseum Basel, [2016]

Subject Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 -- Exhibitions.
Figurative art, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Alt Name Zimmer, Nina, 1973-
Klammer, Markus, 1976-
Neuner, Stefan,
Leja, Michael, 1951-
Oshima, Tetsuya,
Straine, Stephanie,
Strobel, Anne-Christine,
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956. Works. Selections.
Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel,
Description 239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Note Catalog of an exhibition held at Kunstmuseum Basel, October 2, 2016-January 22, 2017.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Early Pollock reception in Basel, or How the Kunstmuseum twice almost acquired a painting by Jackson Pollock / Nina Zimmer -- Abstraction, representation, and Jackson Pollock's aesthetics of conflict / Michael Leja -- Field as gaze: figuring abstraction in Jackson Pollock / Markus Klammer and Stefan Neuner -- Index of exhibited works -- Years of study / Anne-Christine Strobel -- Early works / Nina Zimmer -- Works from 1942 to 1947 / Nina Zimmer -- Cut-outs / Tetsuya Oshima -- Black paintings / Stephanie Straine -- Late works / Nina Zimmer.
Summary This beautiful book focuses on the distinctive and expressive power of Jackson Pollock's figurative paintings, drawings, and prints; a rarely studied aspect of his artistic career. Pollock's name has become synonymous with the abstract drip paintings that he famously created on the floor of his studio. Before these paintings, from the 1930s to the late 1940s, Pollock created figurative works, studying at one time under the painter Thomas Hart Benton and with the Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Pollock took up figuration again after his famous drip paintings. This book starts with the early decades and also treats Pollock's re-adoption of the figuration after his renowned abstract paintings. It features 100 paintings and works on paper. From rolling landscapes to experiments in non-Western totemic painting to sketches and drawings fueled by Jungian analysis, the enormous range of Pollock's early and late work is presented here. Brimming with confidence and a sense of freedom, distinct yet so easily related to Pollock's most famous oeuvre, these works contribute to an understanding of how the artist found his voice.
ISBN 9783791355863 (hardback ; cloth)
3791355864 (hardback ; cloth)
OCLC # 946482560