Jim Sullivan’s Sojourno was painted before his first solo exhibition in New York City in 1971. The red background was spray-painted red in order to create an even surface that eliminates the sign of the artist’s hand. While it initially represents opposition to the lively, gestural Abstract Expressionist work, among the red canvas are rectangles painted in sporadically dripped colors reminiscent of Jackson Pollock’s artistic style. Sullivan’s style changed throughout his career and in the 1970s, he transitioned from abstraction to figurative and scenic imagery.
Medium: aquatec on canvas
Dimensions: 120.25 x 85.6 inches
Accession Number: P70.2.3
Location: North Concourse
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