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  • Jackson Pollock, Untitled (Green Silver), 1949, enamel and aluminum paint on paper mounted on canvas, 22 3/4 x 30 3/4".

    Jackson Pollock

    PalaisPopulaire
    Unter den Linden 5
    January 29–April 17


    Venice
    June 4–September 18

    Curated by Susan Davidson

    First there was Jackson Pollock, brooding and libidinal existential action painter, all grimace and sad cigarettes. Then came Clement Greenberg and Michael Fried's preternaturally modernist Pollock, who rubbed up against the performative Pollock of Allan Kaprow. This incarnation ceded, in turn, to the desublimated Pollock of Rosalind Krauss. Now, with this tightly focused show that brings together over forty “paintings on paper” for the first time since 1980, we'll have Pollock as consummate draftsman. Experimenting with watercolor, gouache, India ink, and crayon, the graphic Pollock examined in this exhibition and its catalogue (with essays by Susan Davidson, David Anfam, and Peggy Ellis) is well worth another look.

    Travels to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, June 4–Sept. 18.