Artists Jackson Pollock, Alfonso Ossorio, and Jean Dubuffet forged a fascinating friendship and transcontinental artistic dialogue, borrowing and exchanging techniques from each other as they experimented with their individual styles. Angels, Demons, and Savages highlights this exchange. Upon entering a room in the exhibition, you may find it hard to tell which artist painted which canvases.
Test your knowledge: can you identify which artist painted each of the below works from the exhibition? Answers after the jump.
1. Alfonso Ossorio, Tattooed Couple, 1950. Watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper, 20 3/4 x 25 1/2 in. Collection of Michael Rosenfeld and halley k harrisburg
2. Jean Dubuffet, Concretions terreuses au soleil ardent (Earthly Concretions with Hot Sun), 1951 . Oil on board , 28 3/4 x 42 7/8 in. Courtesy Acquavella Modern Art, New York
3. Alfonso Ossorio, Five Brothers, 1950. Watercolor, ink, and wax on illustration board, 18 3/8 x 30 1/4 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
4. Alfonso Ossorio, Crucifix: Seek & Ye Shall Find, 1951. Oil and enamel on shaped canvas, 38 x 51 x 2 in. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York
5. Jackson Pollock, Pattern, c. 1945. Watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper, 22 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966 © 2012 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
6. Alfonso Ossorio, Reforming Figure, 1952. Ink, wax, and watercolor on paper, 60 x 38 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Gift of the Ossorio Foundation, 2008
7. Alfonso Ossorio, Full Mother, 1951. Oil and enamel on canvas, 51 x 38 in. Courtesy Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York
8. Jackson Pollock, Collage and Oil, c. 1951. Oil, ink, gouache, and paper collage on canvas, 50 x 35 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. © 2012 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
9. Jean Dubuffet, Confiture matière lumière (Texturologie LIII) [Preserves of Light and Matter (Texturology LIII)], 1958. Oil on canvas, 38 1/8 x 51 1/4 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The Stephen Hahn Family Collection