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JACKSON POLLOCK Greeting Card.
Color screenprint on Japan paper, 1949-50. 183x140 mm; 7 1/4x5 1/2 inches (sheet), full margins. Inscribed and dated "Greetings 1950" in ink, lower margin. A very good impression.
Influenced by Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) at the time he created this screenprint (Dubuffet's works were being shown in New York for the first time at the Pierre Matisse Gallery), Pollock (1912-1956) included an abstract figural motif within his typical pouring composition.
Provenance: Gifted by the artist to Wally Strautin (1898-1995), American abstract artist, New York; acquired by Francis V. O'Connor (1937-2017), New York-based art historian, poet, artist and co-editor of the Jackson Pollock catalogue raisonné (published in 1978); gifted by bequest to the current owner.
Published: Francis V. O'Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw, Jackson Pollock: a Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings, and Other Works, 1978, volume 4, number 1089.