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David Anfam: On, Around and Beyond Jackson Pollock's “Mural'”

Commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim in 1943, Jackson Pollock’s Mural played a key role as a catalyst for the movement known as Abstract Expressionism. Since then, Mural has remained an influential work of art, as can be seen in the work of contemporary artists, both painters and sculptors, such as Lee Krasner, David Smith or Richard Serra. Mural continues to be a seminal painting of the second half of the twentieth century, bringing to the fore such issues as large scale, the expressive gesture, and the representational versus abstract art dichotomy. Dr. Anfam, a preeminent book author and expert in Abstract Expressionism and the curator of the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao along with co-curators Edith Devaney and Lucía Agirre, will discuss the role of Mural and the phenomenon of Abstract Expressionism in this lecture at the Museum.

Tickets: Free admission. Tickets available at the admission desk or the Museum website.
In English, with simultaneous interpreting into Spanish.
Venue: Auditorium.

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