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Author: Magnus af Petersens, Julia Robinson, Ming Tiampo
Publisher: Fundació Joan Miró
Year of publication: 2012
72 colour illustrations; 36 b/w illustrations
28.5 x 22 cm
This exhibition explores the web of influences and connections that emerged from action painting and the work of its main exponent, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). From the late 1940s, the notion of painting as action opened up an enormous field of possibilities that resulted in performance art and in the innovative arts practices known as conceptual art.
The exhibition offers a geographical and chronological overview of the scope of the phenomenon and includes works in a variety of media by artists working in the period from the late 1940s to the present, including Jackson Pollock, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Allan Kaprow, Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis, Saburo Murakami, Bruce Nauman, John Baldessari, and Paul McCarthy, amongst others.