Dear Jackson Pollock,

May 1 - August 3, 2003

Untitled (Eagle with Drips), c. 1968 Collection William S. Wilson
Untitled (DRIP), n.d. Estate of Ray Johnson, Courtesy of Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Untitled (Jackson Pollock with Figure), 1994 Estate of Ray Johnson Courtesy of Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Untitled (Please send to Jackson Pollock), 1973-80-92-93 Estate of Ray Johnson, Courtesy of Richard L Feigen & Co.

The collages in this exhibition are an overview of Johnson’s intellectual relationship with Jackson Pollock, as well as an introduction to Johnson’s own idiosyncratic and wildly original process of art making. Like Pollock, he was a pioneer of process, building on ideas absorbed from art history, but pushing the boundaries right off the edge of the canvas – or cardboard, in Johnson’s case.

Excerpt by Muffet Jones as published in the exhibition catalogue.

Location

Pollock-Krasner House
830 Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY 11937
sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse