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Jackson POLLOCK | Totem lesson 2
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Jackson POLLOCK
United States of America 1912 – 1956
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Totem lesson 2 [Totem Lesson 2] 1945
oil on canvas
OT 122
182.8 (h) x 152.4 (w) cm
signed and dated l.r., oil, "Jackson Pollock/ 45"
Purchased 1986
NGA 1986.1046
© Jackson Pollock. Licensed by ARS & VISCOPY, Australia
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Exhibitions

'Jackson Pollock', Art of This Century, New York, 19 March - 14 April 1945, cat. no. 4.

'A Retrospective Show of the Paintings of Jackson Pollock', Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, 17-30 November 1952, cat. no. 2; travelled to Lawrence Art Museum, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1-21 December 1952.

'15 Years of Jackson Pollock', Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 28 November-31 December 1955, cat. no. 6 (ill.).

'Jackson Pollock', The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 19 December 1956-3 February 1957, cat. no. 6.

'Pollock', IV Bienal, Sâo Paulo, 22-31 December 1957, cat. no. 8 (ill.).

'Jackson Pollock: 1912-1956', International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, travelled to Museo Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, 1-30 March 1958; Kunsthalle, Basle, 19 April-26 May 1958; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 6 June-7 July 1958; Kunsthalle, Hamburg, 19 July-21 August 1958; Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin, 3 September-5 October 1958; Whitechapel Gallery, London, 5 November-14 December 1958; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 16 January-15 February 1959; cat. no. 7 in Berlin, London, Paris; cat. no. 8 in Rome, Basle, Hamburg; Amsterdam (ill.).

'Documenta II', Museum Friedericianum, Kassel, 11 July - 11 October, 1959, cat. no. 4.

'Jackson Pollock', Kunstverein für die Rheinländer und Westfalen, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, 5 September-8 October 1961, cat. no. 73 (ill.).

'Jackson Pollock', Kunsthaus, Zurich, 24 October - 29 November 1961, cat. no. 73 (ill.).

'Jackson Pollock', Moderna Museet, Stockholm, February-April 1963, cat. no. 67, p. 18 (ill.).

'Jackson Pollock', Malborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, January-February 1964, cat. no. 77 (ill.).

'Jackson Pollock', The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 5 April-4 June 1967, cat. no. 20 (ill., with title as The totem, lesson II).

'World Cultures and Modern Art', Exhibition on the occasion of the Games of the XXth Olympiad, Munich, 15 June - 30 September 1972, cat. no. 2040 (ill. col.).

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