Peggy & Jack ....

I have always been interested in the relationship between Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock. The relationship was personal and it was artistic. What would have happened with Pollock's art had Peggy not been persuaded to invest in his practice and put her influence into play? This is an interesting read and takes us back to the earlier days of contemporary art. How different it is today ....

In the summer of 1943, Peggy Guggenheim commissioned a young Jackson Pollock to paint a mural for her Manhattan townhouse. At this point, the artist was relatively unknown—he had yet to receive a solo show, and he was years from producing the first of his iconic drip paintings. Guggenheim herself was ambivalent about his practice, persuaded instead by her assistant Howard Putzel and Marcel Duchamp, who both saw promise in the artist’s small-scale works. ... continue reading.

 
Jackson Pollock Mural 1943