The Museum of Our Wishes
The exhibition The Museum of Our Wishes came about in winter 1963-64 on the initiative of the Friends of Moderna Museet. A large number of works considered to be essential to the Museum’s collection were borrowed, and a miracle was achieved: Moderna Museet received a one-off grant of SEK 5 million from the Swedish government. Suddenly, the collection had grown to be one of the finest of its kind. The exhibition was pivotal to Moderna Museet’s further development. Works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Ernst, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio de Chirico, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso were thus added to the collection.
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© Jackson Pollock/Bildupphovsrätt 2020
Jackson Pollock
1912 - 1956
United States The Wooden Horse: Number 10 A, 1948
Trähästen: nummer 10 A
Oil and wood on canvas mounted on masonite
Bildmått: 90 × 178 cm Ram: 95 × 183,5 cm
Purchase 1967 (The Museum of Our Wishes)
NM 6085 This artwork is not on display
- About the work
"On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting…"
Jackson Pollock grew up in the mid-west but came to New York to work and moved to Long Island in 1945. He took the canvas from the easel and laid it on the floor. His movements around the canvas are recorded for posterity by the thin industrial gloss that dripped from his brushes. His technique was called drip painting - or action painting - and was a version of abstract expressionism. Wooden Horse, however, incorporates an obvious figurative element: a horse's head made of wood, making the work unique in Pollock's oeuvre.

- Signature, inscriptions, and markings
- Exhibition history
- Exhibition catalogues
- Bibliography
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