Sharing Fire With Pollock (The New York Times)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-1606”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“New York Times”}}]]New York Times critic Martha Schwendener reviews “Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock,” on view at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, N.Y. The show pairing the two artists’ work was organized in conjunction with the Hood Museum of Art, where the exhibit appeared this spring. The Pollock pieces are from the artist’s early years, and show the influence of Orozco and his peers.

The Orozco works in the show are all studies or drawings he made for the Dartmouth fresco The Epic of American Civilization, Orozco’s 24-panel mural at Baker-Berry Library. “One of the most extraordinary Orozco images in the show,” says the reviewer, “comes from a later section of the fresco.”

Read the full story published 8/24/12 in The New York Times.

The Orozco Room in Baker-Berry Library will reopen in September after the mural’s renovation this summer.

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