Jackson Pollock, ‘Untitled’, 1939-1940, Sotheby's

Making a Mark: Selected Works on Paper from a Private Collection

Executed in 1939-1940.

New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, Jackson Pollock: Psychoanalytic Drawings, January - February 1977

C.L. Wysuph, Ed., Jackson Pollock: Psychoanalytic Drawings, Oakland 1970, pl. 83, p. 115, illustrated
Francis Valentine O'Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw, Eds., Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, Vol. II, New Haven 1978, cat. no. 498, p. 81, illustrated

Maxwell-Galleries, San Francisco
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1977

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