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Jackson Pollock’s "Mural"

November 19, 2017 – October 28, 2018
East Building, Pod 2 Upper Level

Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943, oil and casein on canvas, 95 5/8 x 237 3/4 in. (242.9 x 603.9 cm), Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6, reproduced with permission from the University of Iowa

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

A special installation in the Gallery’s East Building features Mural (1943) by Jackson Pollock, on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Originally commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York City townhouse, the early painting is Pollock’s largest work at nearly 20 feet long, and represents a major turning point in the seminal artist’s career and style. Also on view are paintings and works on paper by Pollock from the Gallery’s collection, including Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) (1950). The installation marks the debut of Mural in Washington, DC.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Pollock, Jackson
American, 1912 - 1956
Press Event: In the Tower: Anne Truitt and Jackson Pollock’s “Mural”
Audio, Released: November 14, 2017, (14:47 minutes)