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Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956)

Lot 27: JACKSON  POLLOCK

Sotheby's

May 14, 2013
New York, NY, US

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Description

PROPERTY  FROM  AN  IMPORTANT  AMERICAN  COLLECTION
1912  -  1956
THE  BLUE  UNCONSCIOUS
signed  and  dated  46
oil  on  canvas
84  x  56  in.      213.4  x  142.1  cm.

Exhibited

New York, Art of This Century, Jackson Pollock, January – February 1947, cat. no. 5, not illustrated
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Jackson Pollock, December 1956 – February 1957, cat. no. 9, p. 15, illustrated
Minneapolis, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, American Painting 1945–1957, June – September 1957, cat. no. 114, p. 29, illustrated
Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Jonge kunst uit de collectie Dotremont, February - March 1960, cat. no. 60, n.p., illustrated
Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Museum, Aktuelle Kunst –Bilder und Plastiken aus der Sammlung Dotremont, March – April 1961
Basel, Kunsthalle, Moderne Malerei seit 1945 aus der Sammlung Dotremont, April – May 1961, cat. no. 56 (incorrectly titled Blue Inconscious)
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Ten American Painters, May – June 1962, cat. no. 9, illustrated
Houston, University of St. Thomas, Six Painters: Mondrian, Guston, Kline, de Kooning, Pollock, Rothko, February - April 1967, cat. no. 45, p. 55, illustrated
New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum, Jackson Pollock, April –September 1967, cat. no. 26, not illustrated (titled Sounds in the Grass: The Blue Unconscious)
Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Jackson Pollock, January – April 1982, p. 135, illustrated in color
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985, November 1986 - November 1987, p. 341, illustrated
Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, 2007-2012 (extended loan)

Literature

Sam Hunter, “Contributi alla conoscenza dell’opera Jackson Pollock,” Soli 4, no. 1, January – February 1957, p. 6, illustrated
Frank O’Hara, Jackson Pollock, New York, 1959, pl. 22, illustrated in color
Bryan Robertson, Jackson Pollock, New York, 1960, pl. 131, illustrated
Art News 64, no. 1, March 1965, p. 26, illustrated
Michel Strauss, ed., Ivory Hammer 3: The Year at Sotheby’s & Parke-Bernet, 1964-65, 1965, p. 84, illustrated in color
William Rubin, “Jackson Pollock and the Modern Tradition,” Artforum 5, no. 6, February 1967, p. 16, illustrated and p. 17 (text)
Francis Valentine O’Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw, eds., Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, Volume 1, Paintings, 1930-1947, New Haven, 1978, cat. no. 158, p. 150 (text) and p. 151, illustrated
Elizabeth Frank, Jackson Pollock, New York, 1983, pl. no. 48, p. 59, illustrated
Ellen G. Landau, Jackson Pollock, New York, 1989. p. 163 (text)
Susan Davidson and Philip Rylands, eds., Peggy Guggenheim and Frederick Kiesler: the Story of Art of This Century, Venice, Vienna and New York, 2004, p. 342 (text)
Exh. Cat., New York, Gagosian Gallery, Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959, March - April 2013, fig. no. 3, p. 13, illustrated in color

Provenance

Art of This Century, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Saul Schwamm, New York
French & Co., New York
Comte Philippe Dotremont, Brussels
New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Contemporary American Paintings and Major Works by Picasso, Miró, Arp from the Collection of Philippe Dotremont, Brussels, April 14, 1965, Lot 30
Acquired by the present owner from the above

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