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Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles

 
Blue poles seduces by its vibrant and energetic colors and its sheer size, drawing the viewer in to marvel at the chaotic skeins of paint that show no signs of traditional brush marks. The layered surface encourages a re-enactment of the artist's movements. One can see that most of the swirling rhythms of the dripping, twirling and thrown paint were made while the canvas was on the floor. One can also find fragments of glass basting tubes, sometimes used for trailing the paint, embedded in the undercoat of black that thins to green at the edges. After those bouts with chance the artist took firm corrective action (probably by putting a length of wood in paint and slapping it down) to produce the march of eight swaying poles across its full length.
 
It is that kind of daring balance of powerful opposites that established Jackson Pollock as the most famous artist of his generation in the United States, and its purchase by the Australian Government in 1973 for a record price makes this revolutionary work one of the most famous paintings in Australia.
   Our 2010 Honorees are ConocoPhillips CEO James J. Mulva and Raytheon
   CEO William H. Swanson. Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner go towards
   building the Association's Education Fund. The American Australian Association
   is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting alliances across the Pacific.
 Jackson Pollock Blue poles 1952 | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1973
 © 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York