The Crisis of Mural as a Painting

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In 1943 Jackson Pollock made his first monumental work for the New York apartment of his patron, Peggy Guggenheim. Stories about the creation and installation of the painting, entitled Mural, have dominated interpretations for decades.

Recent study and conservation at the Getty debunks many of these myths, recasting this iconic work in a new light. This lively conversation among art historians, scientists, and conservators explores the context and legacies of Mural.


This lecture was part of a Getty Research Institute symposium, titled, "Jackson Pollock's Mural: Transition, Context, Afterlife."

It was recorded at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, May 6, 2014.

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Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles