Number 2, 1951

1951

Jackson Pollock, American, b. Cody, Wyoming, 1912–1956

Collage of paper soaked in glue, pebbles, twine, wire mesh, newsprint, and oil on fiberboard, 41 1/8 x 31 1/8 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4084

Provenance:
The artist, New York, to 1956
Lee Krasner Pollock (estate of the artist), New York
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, by November 1958 to January 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 10 January 1959-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
PERIDOT GALLERY, New York. Sculpture by Painters, 27 March-21 April 1951.
BENNINGTON, VT. 1952, no. 7 (as "No. 2"). (Bennington College?)
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York. Jackson Pollock, 3-29 November 1958, no. 29 (as "Collage and Oil").
THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM, New York. Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection: A View of the Protean Century, 8 February-5 April 1965, no. 87 (as "Untitled").
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York. String and Rope, 7-31 January 1970, no. 9 (as "No. 2").
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, p. 735, fig. 707, p. 486 (as "Collage and Oil").
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. "Comparisons: A Exercise in Looking," 11 December 1990-4 July 1991, ill. brochure.
THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, D.C. "Angels, Demons, Savages: Pollock-Ossorio-Dubuffet," 9 February-12 May 2013.

Published References:
JANIS, HARRIET and RUDI BLESH. Collage: Personalities, Concepts, Techniques
(Philadelphia: Chilton, 1967) p. 161.
O'CONNOR, FRANCIS V. Jackson Pollock (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1967)
p. 60.
RASMUSSEN, HENRY and ART GRANT. Sculpture from Junk (New York: Reinhold,
1967) p. 89.
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY. 25th Anniversary Exhibition (New York: Sidney Janis
Gallery, 1974) no. 180 (in exhibition installation photo of String and Rope).
LERNER, ABRAM et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York:
Harry N. Abrams, 1974) p. 735, fig. 707, p. 486.
RAYNOR, VIVIEN. "A Preview of the New Hirshhorn Museum," New York Times (14
July 1974) sec. 2.
O'CONNOR, FRANCIS VALENTINE and EUGENE VICTOR THAW, editors. Jackson
Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, Drawings, and Other Works vol. 4 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1978) no. 1039, p. 114-115.
PARK, EDWARDS. "Around the Mall and Beyond," Smithsonian Magazine vol. 21
(December 1990) p. 18.
GIBSON, ERIC. "Hirshhorn Asks Right Questions," Washington Times (13 December
1990) p. E3.
BURCHARD, HANK. "Now Everyone's A Critic," Washington Post (14 December
1990).
WELZENBACH, MICHAEL. "How to Be an Art Critic," Washington Post (13 January
1991).

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