Colby College Museum of Art to acquire Jackson Pollock’s Composition With Masked Forms

The Colby College Museum of Art announced the major acquisition of Jackson Pollock’s Composition with Masked Forms (1941), a critical painting that reflects a watershed moment in the artist’s stylistic transition to Abstract Expressionism. It is the first major work by Pollock in a public collection in Maine and will be available for viewing beginning July 11, 2018. Held in a private collection since 1973, this acquisition speaks to the Colby Museum’s ongoing commitment to adding works that broaden and complicate its presentation of American art. The painting will inspire new avenues of inquiry at a moment when the Colby Museum and its newly launched Lunder Institute are advancing critical and creative research in

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