contemporary art

Playing with Plato
From left to right: Play-Doh, 1994–2014, Jeff Koons. Polychromed aluminum, 124 × 152 1/4 × 137 in. Collection of the artist, © Jeff Koons; Head of Plato, mid-3rd century, Roman. Marble, H: 14 3/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 73.AA.16; La Habana–Venere Cubana, 2015, Michelangelo Pistoletto. Silkscreen on polished supermirror stainless steel, 98 7/16 × 49 3/16 in. Courtesy of the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins/Habana. Photo by Ela Bialkowska

Playing with Plato

Contemporary artists in conversation with Plato.

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PODCAST: Jackson Pollock’s “Mural,” Part 2
Art students at work beneath Mural in the painting studio at the University of Iowa, early 1950s. Photographer: Frederick W. Kent. Image courtesy of the Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa

PODCAST: Jackson Pollock’s “Mural,” Part 2

Looking closely at an American abstract expressionist’s painting reveals more than meets the eye.

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PODCAST: Jackson Pollock’s “Mural,” Part 1
Mural, 1943, Jackson Pollock. Oil and casein on canvas, 95 5/8 x 237 3/4 in. The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6. Reproduced with permission from The University of Iowa

PODCAST: Jackson Pollock’s “Mural,” Part 1

Getty staff discuss the story behind an American abstract expressionist’s iconic painting.

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