Jackson Pollock

 

An afternoon at New York’s Museum of Modern Art:

‘What’s this?’ I asked the young lady, a curator-assistant, walking alongside me.

‘Oh, that!’ She said, ‘That’s Pollock. It’s painting about Painting.’

 

Paul Jackson Pollock [1912-1956]


An early commercial take on Self-Reference, the recursive image on the Droste Cocoa Container, later dubbed the Droste Effect. [Johannes Musset, 1900]