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Description

This lot consists of an unframed acrylic painting on canvas, rendered in the abstract style of modern artist Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). "Pollock" is hand written at lower right of composition. This dynamic image depicts a collage of lines, drips and swirls of color. Bold, large black slashes give power and depth to this modern art statement. Piece is executed in the expressive style for which Pollock is so well known. This expressive painting would be a highlight to any modern art collector's gallery. Unframed piece measures approximately 24" x 48".

Several ink stamps en verso reading "Modern & Contemporary International Fine Art Collection W. New York" and "New York Art Gallery Collection" along with the number "56780".

Hanging paper label attached also reads "New York Art Gallery Collection" along with the number "#56780".

Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956) was a hugely prolific artist of the mid-20th century, whose "drip painting" (sometimes called "action painting") broke ground for countless artists - from Helen Frankenthaler to Morris Louis, Frank Stella, and many others. He was deeply influenced by the writings of Carl Jung, the paintings of Janet Sobel, and the indigenous art of North America. Today, Pollock's work lives on in a blaze of legend, movement, and critical debate. This was exactly his intention.

Pollock's wife, the artist Lee Krasner, once offered an anecdote that seems to say it all: "Pollock used to give his pictures conventional titles ... but now he simply numbers them. Numbers are neutral. They make people look at a picture for what it is, pure painting."
PROVENANCE:
Private Collection

DIMENSIONS:
Unframed piece measures approximately 24" x 48"


Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate various collections of Fine Art. The pieces in this auction come from established modern art collectors in the United States and Europe.

PLEASE NOTE: Lots that do not carry established documented provenance nor any past auction record are described in this catalog as "in the style of". Authentication has not been established nor is it implied. Definition of "in the style of" is as follows:

"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.

Condition

Piece is in overall excellent condition. Canvas is tight and free from and rips or tears. Paint is solidly adhered to the canvas and remains vibrant.

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Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956) - Acrylic on Canvas

Estimate $6,000 - $12,000Nov 09