Robert Motherwell: Early Colleages
CHARLES POLLOCK: A Retrospective

April 23 – September 14, 2015
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Curated by Philip Rylands






From April 23 through September 14, 2015 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents a full retrospective dedicated to Charles Pollock (1902 – 1988), elder brother of Jackson Pollock. The exhibition Charles Pollock: A Retrospective, curated by Philip Rylands, Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, documents Charles’s full career, with most of the material (art and documents, some of it never before exhibited) being loaned by the Charles Pollock Archives, Paris, thanks to the artist’s widow and daughter as well as other members of the Pollock family. A small number of works by Jackson Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton and a unique painting by Sanford Pollock will complement Charles’s early years in New York and Washington. Additional loans are coming from members of the Pollock family, from the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution, and other institutions and private collections. Early letters, photos and sketches will document the relations between Charles and Jackson.

There will be a full catalogue, published by Marsilio in Italian and English, with an essay by Terence Maloon (Canberra, Australia), superb writer and best living authority on the art of Charles Pollock


Self-Portrait, 1930s. Charles Pollock Archives
Railway Cars, ca. 1934 Charles Pollock Archives
Fireworks, 1950. Charles Pollock Archives
Homage to Mexico, ca. 1955 Charles Pollock Archives
Chapala 3, 1956. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Untitled (Post-Rome) Blue, Green, Black, 1964. Charles Pollock Archives
Delta, 1967. Charles Pollock Archives
Jackson and Charles Pollock, New York, 1930. Charles Pollock Archives