Untitled (Bald Woman with Skeleton)

Jackson Pollock, American, 1912 - 1956

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about 1938-1941

Oil on smooth side of Masonite attached to stretcher

Overall: 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm)

Frame: 25 1/2 × 29 5/8 × 1 7/8 in. (64.8 × 75.2 × 4.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisitions Fund

2006.93

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Course History

LATS 41, Representations of/from Latinos in the Media and the Arts, Douglas Moody, Spring 2012

ARTH 71, The “American Century”: Modern Art in the United States, Mary Coffey, Spring 2012

ARTH 16, LACS 48, Mexican Muralism, Mary Coffey, Spring 2012

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

ARTH 40.04, LACS 30.09, Mexicanidad: Constructing and Dismantling Mexican National Identity, Mary Coffey, Winter 2019

Exhibition History

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 27, 2007-May 8, 2007.

Men of Fire, Jose Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock, Friends-Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 7-June 17, 2012; Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, New York, August 2-October 27, 2012.

Translating Revolution: U.S. Artists Interpret Mexican Muralism, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois, February 12-August 1, 2010.

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, February 14-March 14, 2020; September 3, 2020-January 31, 2021.

Publication History

Brian P. Kennedy, Pollock and Dartmouth: A Visual Encounter, Hood Museum of Art Quarterly, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, Spring 2007, p.6, ill.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 106-107, no. 81.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Building on Dartmouth's Historic American Collections: Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions since 1985, The Magazine Antiques, November 2007, New York: Brant Publications, color ill. p. 146.

Pinacotheque de Paris; Mickie Klein, Stephen Polcari, Marc Restellini, William Rubin, Jackson Pollock: Et Le Chamanisme, Paris, FRANCE: 28, Place de la Madeleine 76008 Paris, 2008, 266 pp., color ills. pp. 122-127.

Mary K. Coffey, Sharon Lorenzo, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Stephen Polcari, Men of Fire, Jose Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2012, ill. p. x.

Edoardo Piersensini, La scienza e l'informe in America (1929-1956), Pacini Editore, Pisa Ospedaletto, 2013: ill. p. 234.

Barbara Haskell, Vida Americana, Mexican Muralist Remake American Art, 1925-1945, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2020, ill. p. 79, no. 32.

Provenance

Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2006.

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