Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Stretching nearly twenty feet long by eight feet high, Mural, 1943, is the largest painting Jackson Pollock ever made, and it proved a breakthrough for the artist, now recognized as one of his pivotal achievements. In her work commissioned for the MFA, contemporary German artist Katharina Grosse takes Pollock’s innovations to new dimensions. Known for her large-scale site-related installations, Grosse is one of the most important painters of her generation. Since the late 1990s, she has used an industrial paint-sprayer to apply prismatic swaths of color to a variety of surfaces, eroding the distinction between two and three dimensions to create immersive visual experiences.
Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse, Installation view, 2019, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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