Art Madrid'24 – Mural by Jackson Pollock for the first time in Spain

 

It has nearly three meters high and six meters long, and it have the broken brushwork, the free stroke, dripping and the usual energy of the American painter. Mural was commissioned by the gallerist and collector Peggy Guggenheim who wanted in her living room a stunning piece to symbolize her support for the younger art. It was 1943 when Pollock gave her his finished work: "It's a stampede - said years later - Each animal in the American West, cows and horses and antelope and buffalo, all the load across the damn surface."

 

 

That energy contained between racks is the axis on which turns the exhibition "Mural. Jackson Pollock. The energy made visible ", curated by David Anfam, Senior Consulting Curator of Clyfford Still Museum in Denver (USA), and organized by the University of Iowa Museum of Art, a traveling exhibition will travel to Abstract Expressionism of the Royal Academy of Arts in London when leaving Malaga.

 

 

The exhibition brings together 41 works including a selection of paintings by Pollock and works of authors like Adolph Gottlieb, Roberto Matta, Robert Motherwell, David Smith, Charles Seliger, Andy Warhol, and the Spanish Antonio Saura and Juan Uslé. Among the works on display, also photography, with firms such as Herbert Matter and Barbara Morgan, that investigates the relationship between the work of Pollock and the so-called action photography.

 

 

With Mural, the Picasso Museum in Malaga works again on the effects of Picasso's work on later artists as they did with the work of Bill Viola (2010), Martin Kippenberger (2011), Richard Prince (2012) or Louise Bourgeois. Mural, as Pollock told many times, is the result of his admiration for the Mexican muralists and the enormous impression that the artist received the first time he saw Pablo Picasso's Guernica.

 

Have you ever noticed the magnificent space that is the Galería de Cristal of Palacio de Cibeles in broad daylight? Did you walk through Art Madrid'24 under the huge glass dome? Do you remember that painting that caught your attention and you couldn't take a picture of it because you didn't want to miss anything of the fair? Would you like to spend 5 minutes in front of that amazing sculpture again? Well, you can do all this and more thanks to our 360º VIRTUAL VISIT!

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