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DMA Snags Only US Stop Of Jackson Pollock Exhibition

by Anne Bothwell 31 Jul 2014 5:06 PM

First show for new DMA curator Gavin Delahunty.


Jackson Pollock_Portrait and a Dream

“Portrait and a Dream” by Jackson Pollock, 1953

The Dallas Museum of Art will be the only venue in the United States for a new exhibition of works by the major 20th century artist Jackson Pollock.  The abstract expressionist is known for dripping and pouring paint across large canvases.   The exhibition is called “Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots.” It focuses on a lesser known phase of work known as Black Pourings. But it will also include some of his most famous paintings, as well as drawings and rarely seen sculptures. It’s the first show curated by Gavin Delahunty, who joined the DMA in May. Previously he worked at the Tate Liverpool, which co-organized the exhibition. The show is scheduled to open at the DMA in November 2015.

Jackson Pollock Number 14 1951

“Number 14” by Jackson Pollock, 1951

Jackson Pollock - Yellow Islands 1952

“Yellow Islands” by Jackson Pollock, 1952