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Jackson Pollock : interviews, articles, and reviews
Karmel, Pepe.
Publication Information:
New York : Museum of Modern Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, [1999]

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283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Jackson Pollock, organized by Kirk Varnedoe, chief curator, with Pepe Karmel, adjunct assistant curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 1, 1998 to February 2, 1999"--T.p. verso.
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ND237.P73 A35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This anthology surveys five decades of critical response to Jackson Pollock, bringing together essential and hard-to-find texts from newspapers, journals, and catalogues. It includes all of Pollock's statements about his art as well as interviews with his wife, painter Lee Krasner, providing firsthand testimony about his goals and methods. Reviews of Pollock's early exhibitions reveal the intense interest his work aroused even before he arrived at his famous technique of "dripping" paint. Later articles trace the growth of Pollock's myth after his death in 1956 and document the continuing debate over psychological and mythological interpretations of Pollock's work.

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Choice Review

These joint publications are intended as supplements to the magisterial catalog of the Museum of Modern Art 1998-99 exhibition of the art of Jackson Pollock (Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Carmel, Jackson Pollock, CH, Apr'99). Taken together, they represent everything that has been known (rumors), said (interviews), or written (critical essays, reviews) about America's artistic enfant terrible from the early 1940s to the present. It is a tribute to the human imagination, as well as to the seemingly inexhaustible resources of MoMA, that so much can be made of something as primal as Pollock's artistic project. Anyone interested in critical hairsplitting, cultural politics, and aesthetic jargon will delight in this florilegium of metropolitan metaphysics. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. R. L. McGrath Dartmouth College