New York Story: Jackson Pollock’s 1943 Mural for Peggy Guggenheim
Join art historian and curator Megan Fontanella for a lecture on Jackson Pollock’s landmark 1943 Mural, currently the subject of a focus exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Mural represented a turning point for this American artist who had not yet begun working on the floor–dripping, pouring, and flinging paint from all sides–as he would by 1947. Nonetheless he moved “away from the easel” with this monumental composition, which was commissioned by visionary art collector and gallerist Peggy Guggenheim for the entryway to her Manhattan apartment building. Ms. Fontanella will detail Guggenheim’s patronage as well as trace Pollock’s influences in conceiving Mural. Q&A to follow.
Lecture will be Friday, December 4, at noon via Zoom. Kindly note that this lecture is exclusively for Members of OSilas Gallery. Registration is required. Please click here to register for this lecture.
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