Jackson’s Other Actions:
Over the course of his career Jackson Pollock made objects by carving stone, hammering copper, modeling papier-mâché, dipping wire in plaster, casting in sand, throwing and hand-molding clay, and whittling a cow bone, among other methods.
Yet though his action painting has been scrutinized, analyzed, dramatized, and even plasticized on limited-edition Crocs, his sculptures tend to be considered–-if they are considered at all-–as novelty items.
A new exhibition at Matthew Marks of two virtually unknown sand-casts by Pollock raises intriguing questions about how his sculptural objects relate to his paintings—and why they’ve been under the radar for so long.
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Jackson Pollock, Untitled,1956, plaster, sand, gauze, and wire. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery