Getty Exhibition Banner - Jackson Pollock's Mural

  • Beautifully designed banners first flew above the streets of Los Angeles in 1997 to herald the opening of the Getty Center. Since that time, they have promoted the J. Paul Getty Museum's rotating exhibitions. Because the vinyl fabric has been exposed to outdoor elements, slight inconsistencies are to be expected. Made exclusively for the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Quantities are limited.

    - Measures 35" W x 96" H (approximately 3' W x 8' H).
    - The vinyl banner can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
    - Item #: BNRPOL

    Each banner measures about 35" W x 96" H (approximately 3' W x 8' H). The vinyl banner can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

    The price of each banner is $50. The banners are being sold on a first come, first served basis, as the supply is very limited. Each banner has both images (one on either side). 

    Jackson Pollock was relatively unknown in 1943 when he received his first major commission from the collector Peggy Guggenheim to produce a large mural for the entry to her New York City apartment. The great scale allowed Pollock to take his practice beyond the confines of smaller canvases and toward the experimental application of paint that would later become his hallmark. The expanse of the painting invited large gestures such as throwing or spattering paint in addition to brushing and dabbing. A multitude of colors weave across the canvas, and the controlled brushstrokes combined with “accidental” thrown paint produce a kinetic energy.

    Mural by Jackson Pollock is now considered one of the iconic paintings of the twentieth century.
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