Jackson Pollock, ‘Untitled’, Christie's

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)


signed 'Jackson Pollock' (lower right)

brush, spatter, graphite, and black and colored inks on paper

18 3/4 x 24 7/8 in. (47.6 x 63.1 cm.)

Executed _circa_1947.

Signature: signed 'Jackson Pollock' (lower right)

New York, The Museum of Modern Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Jackson Pollock, April-September 1967, no. 137.

Oxford, The Museum of Modern Art; Dusseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle; Lisbon, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Jackson Pollock: Drawing into Painting, April 1979-March 1980, pp. 41 and 94 (illustrated).

B. Rose, Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper, New York, 1969, pp. 62-63 (illustrated).

F.V. O'Connor and E.V. Thaw, eds., Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, vol. 3, New Haven, 1978, p. 256, no. 766 (illustrated).

E. Frank, Jackson Pollock, New York, 1983, p. 69, no. 58 (illustrated).

Art of This Century, New York

Selden Rodman, Oakland, New Jersey

The New Gallery, New York

David Gibbs & Co., Inc., New York

Julian J. and Joachim Jean Aberbach, New York

Galerie Motte, Geneva

Galerie d'Arte Modern, Basel

Mr. and Mrs. William Bell, West Hartford, Connecticut

Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 2 May 1988, lot 6

Private collection

Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 13 November 1991, lot 17

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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