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Richard Serra on Jackson Pollock

Episode 18 of 30

Heavy weight sculptor of steel, Richard Serra chooses Jackson Pollock’s "One: Number 31" - but why this work and how does he see it?

Art critic Alastair Sooke, in the company of some of the leading creatives of our age, continues his deep dive into the stunning works in the Museum of Modern Art's collection, whilst exploring what it really means “to see” art.

Today's edition features the choice of heavy weight sculptor of steel, Richard Serra. He chooses Jackson Pollock’s "One: Number 31" - but why choose this work and how does it inform his own?

Producer: Paul Kobrak

Main Image:
Jackson Pollock, One: Number 31, 1950. Oil and enamel paint on canvas, 8' 10" x 17' 5 5/8" (269.5 x 530.8 cm). Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Fund (by exchange). Conservation
was made possible by the Bank of America Art Conservation Project. Museum of Modern Art, NY, 7.1968. © 2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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