Pollock Mural to be on display in Des Moines this spring

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 01, 2012 6:30 AM

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After almost three years in the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Jackson Pollock's Mural will be on display at the Des Moines Art Center April 5 through July 15, according to a UI press release.

According to the release, the 69-year-old painting was viewed by more than 150,000 Iowa residents, students, and visitors since 2009 while on display in Davenport.

The painting was originally housed in the University of Iowa Museum of Art before the flood in 2008 heavily damaged the building, according to the release.

Pollock's relatives gathered last year and expressed their desire to keep the painting in Iowa after the state House Appropriations Committee discussed a bill that would have required the painting be sold to create scholarships for UI art students.

The painting is said to be worth $140 million.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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