Jackson Pollock, ‘Number 8, from Untitled’, 1951, Christie's


Signed and dated in black ink, numbered 12/25 (from the lifetime edition, there was also a posthumous printing of 50), with full margins, a 3 ¼-in. vertical scuff in the central subject, a pale area of moisture staining at the lower right sheet edge, the sheet backed, framed
Image: 16 ½ x 21 ¼ in. (419 x 540 mm.)
Sheet: 23 x 29 in. (584 x 737 mm.)

Thaw & O'Connor P28

Sidney Janis Gallery

About Jackson Pollock

Major Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, dubbed "Jack the Dripper" by Time magazine in 1956, is best known for his large "action" or drip paintings of 1947–52, formed by pouring and manipulating liquid paint atop canvases set on the floor. A wholly original, rule-shattering figure in American art, Pollock inspired Frank Stella, Richard Serra, and the Color Field painters. Pollock's early Surrealist works of personal symbols and abstract figures show the influence of José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, and Max Ernst, as well as his experiences with Jungian psychotherapy.

American, 1912-1956, Cody, Wyoming, based in East Hampton, New York