ALCHEMY (1947), by Jackson Pollock, has not been seen in the United States for nearly half a century. Now on loan from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, ALCHEMY is on view at the Guggenheim in New York through September 6, 2017.

This exhibition utilizes “three-dimensional imaging, elemental mapping, x-radiography, and nondestructive analytical techniques to identify the painting’s pigments and binders,” allowing visitors to “comprehend the physical properties of materials Pollock used to create ALCHEMY, and how he applied them to the canvas.”*

ALCHEMY, through September 6.

SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 88th Street, New York City.


Jackson Pollock, Alchemy (1947), Oil, aluminum, alkyd enamel paint with sand, pebbles, fibers, and wood on canvas.

Image credit: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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