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Dallas Museum Acquires Rare Jackson Pollock Sculpture

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    "Untitled," 1956, on view with "Yellow Islands," 1952, in "Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots" (Courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art)

    The Dallas Museum of Art has acquired a sculpture by Jackson Pollock, one of only six still in existence.

    The museum announced the acquisition Friday, as its exhibition focusing on Pollock's lesser-known "black paintings" enters its final weeks.

    The untitled abstract sculpture is currently on display as part of the exhibit, titled "Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots." The exhibit opened in November. It's on view through March 20.

    Primarily known for his "drip" paintings, Pollock produced more than a dozen sculptures, but many were later lost or destroyed by the artist.

    The sculpture acquired by the Dallas museum was created in 1956, just weeks before Pollock died at age 44.

    With the acquisition, the museum now has four works by Pollock, including the painting "Cathedral."