Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). Full Fathom Five, 1947. Oil on canvas with nails, tacks, buttons, key, coins, cigarettes, matches, etc. 50 7/8 x 30 1/8 in. (129.2 x 76.5 cm). Gift of Peggy Guggenheim. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
© 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements ... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.