Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000

Screenprint on Strathmore paper, 1951 (printed 1964). 580x395 mm; 23x15 5/8 inches, full margins. Numbered 43/50 in pencil, lower right. Published by Lee Krasner Pollock, Estate of Jackson Pollock, with the Pollock Estate blind stamp, lower left. A superb impression of this very scarce print.

Betty Parsons (1900-1982), whose gallery on East 57th Street in New York exhibited many of Pollock's (1912-1956) works, organized his fifth solo show in 1951, Black Paintings. To coincide with the exhibit Pollock made screenprints of 6 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. O'Connor/Thaw 1093.