May 12, 2015 - Sale 2383

Sale 2383 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000

Screenprint on Strathmore paper, 1951 (printed 1964). 415x590 mm; 16 3/8x23 1/4 inches, full margins. Numbered 28/50 in pencil, lower right. With the Pollock Estate blind stamp, lower left. A very good impression.

Betty Parsons, who owned and operated her eponymous gallery on East 57th Street in Manhattan, exhibited many of Pollock's early works. To coincide with his fifth solo show at Parsons in 1951, which feautred his Black Paintings, Pollock reproduced designs of six of his paintings in screenprint. He completed these himself, having learned the screenprint technique from his friend Joseph Meert, who helped him find one of his early jobs at Creative Printmakers, Inc., a commercial screenprinting shop. O'Connor/Thaw 1096.