Co-organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., and the Parrish Art Museum, this exhibition reveals a rare cross-cultural artistic dialogue among three prominent artists—American painter Jackson Pollock; Filipino-American artist and patron of European and American postwar art Alfonso Ossorio; and French painter Jean Dubuffet. Approximately 50 paintings and works on paper, focusing on the period from 1948 to 1952 highlight visual affinities among the three artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Curated by Klaus Ottmann, Director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art and Curator at Large at The Phillips Collection, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated 140-page catalogue, published by Yale University Press.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation.
The Parrish Art Museum's programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.
The Parrish Art Museum is the oldest cultural institution on the East End of Long Island, uniquely situated within one of the most concentrated creative communities in the United States. The Parrish is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of art from the nineteenth century to the present, with a particular focus on honoring the rich creative legacy of the East End, celebrating the region’s enduring heritage as a vibrant art colony, telling the story of our area, our “sense of place,” and its national—even global—impact on the world of art. The Parrish is committed to educational outreach, to serving as a dynamic cultural resource for its diverse community, and to celebrating artistic innovation for generations to come.