DETAIL : Jackson POLLOCK United States of America 1912 � 1956 Blue poles: Number 11, 1952 1952 enamel and aluminium paint with glass on canvas
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Jackson POLLOCK
United States of America 1912 – 1956
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Blue poles [Number 11, 1952] 1952
enamel and aluminium paint with glass on canvas
OT 367
212.1 (h) x 488.9 (w) cm
signed and dated l.l., "Jackson Pollock 52";
(originally inscribed with a "3", subsequently painted over with a "2")
Purchased 1973
NGA 1974.264
© Jackson Pollock. Licensed by ARS & VISCOPY, Australia
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Exhibitions

'Jackson Pollock', Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 10-29 November 1952, cat. No. 11.

'Abstract Expressionists', Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, 3-29 March 1953 (with title as 'Number 11, 1952').

'9 American Painters Today', Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 4-23 January 1954.'

'The New Decade: 35 American Painters and Sculptors', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 11 May - 7 August 1955.

'Jackson Pollock', The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 19 December 1956 - 3 February 1957, cat. no. 32 (with date as 1953).

'Pollock', IV Bienal, São Paulo, 22 September - 31 December 1957, cat. no. 30.

'Jackson Pollock: 1912-1956', International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958-59; travelled to Museo Nazionale d'Arte, Moderna, Rome, 1-30 March 1956; to Kunsthalle, Basle, 19 April - 26 May 1958; to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 6 June - 7 July 1958; to Kunsthalle, Hamburg, 19 July - 21 August 1958; to Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin, 3 September - 5 October 1958; to Whitechapel Gallery, London, 5 November - 14 December 1958; to Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 16 January - 15 February 1959; cat. no. 25 in Berlin, London, Paris; cat. no. 27 in Rome, Basle, Hamburg, Amsterdam (ill.).

The Collection of Mr and Mrs Ben Heller', The Museum of Modern Art, New York, no cat. no. (ill. col); travelled to Art Institute of Chicago, 22 September - 22 October 1961; to Baltimore Museum of Art, 3-31 December 1961; to Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 13 March - 10 April 1962; to California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 30 April – 3 June 1962; to Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 15 June – 22 July 1962; to Los Angeles County Museum, 5 September – 14 October 1962.

'Jackson Pollock', The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 5 April – 4 June 1967, cat. no. 72; travelled to Los Angeles County Museum, 19 July – 3 September 1967.

'American Art of Mid-Century 1’, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 28 October – 6 January 1974, no cat. no. (ill. col).

'Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock’, Australian tour prompted by publicity surrounding the purchase of the painting by the Australian National Gallery in 1973; travelled to Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 8 April – 2 June 1974; to City Hall, Brisbane, 7 June – 2 August 1974; to National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 5 August – 5 October 1974; to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 7 October – 7 November 1974.

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