About Pollock LOQI Tote Bag – Number 32 (1950)
This beautiful LOQI tote bag features the abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock’s iconic action painting style, evidenced in his work Number 32 (1950). Jackson Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming on January 28th, 1912 where his deeply-rooted Westerner identity would play a significant role in the artistic development of the artist once he moved to New York. In 1930, both he and his brother Charles moved to New York City to study at the Art Students League, under Thomas Hart Benton with whom they became close with. Jackson’s strife towards abstraction derived as a rebellion to the figurative art of his mentor Thomas Hart Benton. Scholars identify striking similarities and influence deriving from the Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí‘s psychic automatism also employed by artists like Joan Miró. Pollock was ultimately influenced to pursue his action painting style, after attending a 1939 exhibition held at the MoMA in New York, where he concluded that like Picasso and other artists such as Willem de Kooning, they all have in common that they each have a distinct artistic signature style, this motivating him to pursue his own.
- Dimensions: 19.7″ x 16.5″ in. (Handle: 10.6″ in; Zip Pocket: 4.3″ x 4.5″in)
- Weight: 55 g (0.12 lbs)
- Weight Capacity: 20 kg (44 lbs)
- Materials: Polyester.
- Water Resistant.
- Additional Information: OEKO-TEX certified; © Pollock-Krasner Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2017