"JACKSON POLLOCK" par Ellen G. Landau. Editions Harry N. Abrams, New York. 1989.

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JACKSON POLLOCK

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  • "JACKSON POLLOCK" par Ellen G. Landau. Editions Harry N. Abrams, New York. 1989. Imprimé au Japon. Edition originale. Fort petit in-4, format oblong, couverture toilée vert pale sous jaquette illustrée en couleurs. Pages de garde illustrées. 284 pages. Texte en anglais avec 270 illustrations noir & blanc et couleurs, dont 106 hors texte en couleurs, 6 en double page. 

     

    ""Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" This query, used as the headline for a 1949 feature in Life magazine aimed at introducing the American public to a relatively unknown artist named Jackson Pollock, has often been invoked as a starting point for discussion of Pollock's controversial career. Although the judgement expressed in the question was based on a remark made by a respected art critic, Clement Greenberg, most readers probably thought Life's editors were being facetious. That a painter who made his picture by flinging pigment from cans of store-bought commercial paint at unstretched canvas rolled out flat on the floor could possibly considered the best this country could produce was an idea that, in 1949, must have seemed absurd. The Luce Corporation's other weekly, Time, mater croining the witty, but sarcastic epithet "Jack the Dripper", would help accelerate the young artist's notoriety; indeed, Jackson Pollock's name became widely known in the United States by the late fifties, and by people for whom new trends in painting were otherwise of little or no interest..."

     

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