Untitled (M31)

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  • Provenance

    Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, New York
    Washburn Gallery, New York
    Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
    ACA Galleries, Munich and New York
    Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne/Berlin, Germany
    to the present owner

  • Literature

    see Francis Valentine O'Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw 37 (P7)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Jackson Pollock once recalled, “. . . there was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was. It was a fine compliment.” Pollock's art catapulted out from the picture plane’s strict confines and flourished with greater complexity; printmaking provided a venue to test out methods and imagery seen in later paintings. For example, this work, and other experiments in printmaking during the period, anticipated poured paintings and drawings of subsequent years. Likely produced as a New Year’s card for a good friend, this work is comprised of unique elements and was printed directly by the artist.

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Untitled (M31)

c. 1950
Unique screenprint in black, on blue wove paper, with margins.
I. 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.5 x 13.5 cm)
S. 11 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (29.2 x 15.8 cm)

Printed by the artist, annotated 'M31' in pencil in another hand on the reverse, framed.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

sold for $50,000

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New York Auction 24 April 2018