May 13, 2014 - Sale 2350

Sale 2350 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000

Screenprint on Strathmore paper, 1951 (printed 1964). 420x570 mm; 16 1/2x22 1/2 inches, full margins. Numbered 33/50 in pencil, lower right. With the Pollock Estate blind stamp, lower left. A superb impression of this very scarce print.

Betty Parsons, whose gallery on East 57th Street in New York exhibited many of Pollock's works, organized his fifth solo show in 1951, his Black Paintings. To coincide with the exhibit Pollock made screenprints of six of the paintings.

This series of screenprints, following an intended edition of 25 signed and numbered by Pollock (the edition of 25 was likely never reached), was ultimately printed and published posthumously in an edition of 50 by the artist's estate.

This screenprint was based on Pollock's Number 8 (Black Flowering), oil on canvas, 1951. O'Connor/Thaw 1092.