Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Jackson Pollock, American, 1912–1956

Number 13A: Arabesque

1948

Oil and enamel on canvas

94 x 297.2 cm (37 x 117 in.), framed: 97.8 x 298.4 x 5.4 cm (38 1/2 x 117 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.)
Gift of Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935
1995.32.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Peter Hawes, A Great Panorama Celebrating Twenty-five Years of American Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 13, ill.

Johanna Garfield, “Getting There First: Reflections of a Collector,” New York Times (October 28, 1998), D43, ill.

Jim Coddington, “Jackson Pollock’s ‘Number 13A, 1948: Arabesque’,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1999): 138, fig. 1.

Laurie Schneider, Looking at Art (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2003), 90, 171.

Timothy Cahill, “Bringing a Pollock to Life,” Art Conservator 1, no. 1 (November 2006): 6–7, ill.

Emily Ballew Neff, The Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890–1950, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2006), 272–73, ill.

Ronni Gordon, “Williams College Exhibit: Painting a New Portrait of “Dripster”,” Leisure (April 9, 2006): 1, ill.

“Williams Museum to Drip with Pollock Starting Friday,” The Advocate (April 13, 2006): 17.

Suzanne Boorsch and Jennifer Gross, “The Richard Brown Baker Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 30, fig. 2.

Jennifer Farrell et al., Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 184–86, fig. 1.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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