Original sketchpad of graphite and colored pencil drawings by Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). Comprising 14 pages of white wove paper, each containing multiple sketches and drawings. [Not all of the drawings are pictured in the catalog. Additional images are available.] One of the drawings is signed, the others are unsigned. Lacking front and back covers and at least one interior page which is being retained by the consignor's family. 8 3/8 x 11 inches. Generally very good condition.
Provenance: Arthur P. Gordon, Westchester, NY, and Beverly Hills and Encino, California. Thence by descent to the present owner, Mr. Gordon's great nephew, whose family acquired this sketchbook and other Pollock drawings as a gift from Arthur Gordon sometime in the late 1960's or early 1970's, the exact date being unknown.
Arthur Gordon was a long time friend of actress, Greer Garson, whose home he purchased in Encino, California. According to Arthur Gordon's own notes, it was through Garson that he met her close friend, Peggy Guggenheim, who was instrumental in launching Jackson Pollock's career. We presume (based on certain other family documents) that Arthur Gordon acquired the present lot directly from the artist, possibly through an introduction from Peggy Guggenheim.
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