Currently on View in K205
Delaney often focused on his personal experiences as an African American. Here, he presents himself among his fellow artists.
The artist, shown with his back to the viewer, is talking to a man believed to be the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, who was one of his friends.
Delaney combines aggressive brushwork, exaggerated poses, and a tendency toward caricature to suggest the group’s animated conversation.
Collection of Derek Beard; (ACA Galleries), New York, New York; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2003.