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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AUDIO: 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

AUDIO: 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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AUDIO: 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

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

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

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Chris Killip as Photographer and Teacher
Angelic Upstarts at a Miners' Benefit Dance at the Barbary Coast Club, Sunderland, Wearside (detail), 1984, Chris Killip. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased in part with funds provided by Alison Bryan Crowell, Trish and Jan de Bont, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Manfred Heiting, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, and Lyle and Lisi Poncher. © Chris Killip

Chris Killip as Photographer and Teacher

“A searing work that seethes with rage and yet is made from a place of love.”

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