Coming Exhibition: The Pollock Masterpiece

This one intrigues me because I am from Iowa City, where the Pollock originates.  I have worked with one of the art historians who specializes in the Poll0ck, and she is delighted about this!

Who: Getty Museum

What: Jackson Pollock’s famous work entitled “Mural

–the work was commissioned by the amazing art collector/supporter Peggy Guggenheim (her collection is just unbelievable) for the entrance of her New York home in 1943. It has since become representative to many people of that century’s peak in American art.   After it suffered some decay, it was restored by the Getty and will be on exhibit for a short while before returning to its home at the University of Iowa.

When: March 11, 2014 – June 1, 2014

Where: West Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

How Much: Free!

Further Information: The Getty’s Website articles (1) and (2)

“Restored Pollock Masterpiece Goes On Display

At The Getty Museum”

via “CBS News Los Angeles


“LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — After a little nip here and a tuck there, “Mural,” Jackson Pollock’s brilliant, larger-than-life painting, is once again ready for its close-up.

The oil-on-canvas work, measuring more than 8 feet high and nearly 20 feet long, has been under wraps at the J. Paul Getty Museum for more than a year undergoing extensive restoration.

Officials of the Los Angeles museum showed the results Monday. The painting, which was commissioned in 1943 by New York Art Collector Peggy Guggenheim, goes on display to the general public Tuesday.

The work represents a key turning point in Pollock’s career. It marks his move away from symbolic, regional forms to the abstract expressionism he would become known for.

The painting, owned by the University of Iowa, will be on display at The J. Paul Getty Museum through June 1. . . . “


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