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    Francis O'Conner and Eugene Thaw 1088

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    This double-sided, screenprinted greeting card was created and printed by Jackson Pollock. The card was sent by Pollock and Lee Krasner in celebration of the New Year and is signed affectionately 'Love me + Lee' along with an intimate note addressing the fondness the two artists held for the recipient's festive Christmas dinner. Pollock likely learned to screenprint during his employment with the Federal Art Project from 1935 to 1943. The number of greeting cards made is unknown, and there are examples of the card being printed on both blue and red paper.


Greeting Card (O'C. & T. 1088)

Double-sided screenprinted card with two images, on one sheet of blue wove paper (front faded), folded (as issued).
both approx. I. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (14 x 21.6 cm)
unfolded S. 11 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (28.3 x 21.6 cm)

Inscribed 'Love me + Lee - we are going to miss that xmas dinner!' in black ink at the interior of the card, with initials and date and address '46 E 8th' in the screen of the front image, printed by the artist, framed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $13,970

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