Pattern

(c. 1945)

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

Watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper, irreg.: 22 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (57.1 x 39.4 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.4086

Provenance:
Art of this Century, New York
Passedoit Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Connecticut
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Sale No. 1730, 6 February 1957, no. 53, p. 19
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 6 February 1957-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York (organizer). "Jackson Pollock: Drawing
into Painting," no. 24. TOUR: OXFORD MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, England, 31 March-13 May 1979; KUNSTHALLE DUSSELDORF, Germany, June-mid July; GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION, Lisbon, 6 August-mid September; MUSEE D'ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS, 4 October-18 November; STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam, December-mid January 1980.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION TRAVELING EXHIBITION SERVICES, Washington,
DC (organizer). "Aspects of Color: Works on Paper from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," no. 20. TOUR: MUHLENBERG COLLEGE, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 28 May-28 August 1983; CHRYSLER MUSEUM, Norfolk, Virginia, 17 September-17 October; MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST, Midland, Texas, 12 November-12 February 1984; NEWCOMB COLLEGE, TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, 3 March-8 April; TELFAIR ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, Savannah, Georgia, 28 April-3 June; MONTERREY PENINSULA MUSEUM OF ART, Monterrey, California, 23 June-29 July; LAGUNA BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, Laguna Beach, California, 18 August-23 September; LOWE ART MUSEUM, Coral Gables, Florida, 13 October-18 November; LAUREN ROGERS LIBRARY & MUSEUM OF ART, Laurel, Mississippi, 8 December-13 January 1985; OKLAHOMA MUSEUM OF ART, Oklahoma City, 2 February-9 March; ALEXANDRIA MUSEUM, Alexandria, Louisiana, 29 March-4 May.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Jackson Pollock: A Retrospective," 1
November 1998-2 February 1999, no. 103, p. 208. TOUR: TATE GALLERY, London, 11 March-6 June.
DEUTSCHE GUGGENHEIM, Berlin. "No Limits, Just Edge, Jackson Pollock Paintings on Paper," 28 January-17 April 2005. TOUR: PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION, Venice, 4 June 2005-18 September.
THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, D.C. "Angels, Demons, Savages: Pollock-Ossorio-Dubuffet," 9 February-12 May 2013.

Published References:
JOHNSON, UNA E. 20th Century Drawings, Part II: 1940 to the Present (New York:
Shorewood, 1964) p. 100, pl. 68.
O'CONNOR, FRANCIS VALENTINE and EUGENE VICTOR THAW. Jackson
Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works Vol. 4 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1978) no. 993.
MARCHESSEAU, DANIEL. "Jackson Pollock," L'Oeil no. 291 (October 1979), p. 59.
FINCH, CHRISTOPHER. American Watercolors (New York: Abbeville, 1986) fig. 338,
p. 262.
FINCH, CHRISTOPHER. Twentieth Century Watercolors (New York: Abbeville, 1988)
fig. 310, p. 252.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)