May 12, 2022 - Sale 2604

Sale 2604 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000

Color crayons on wove paper, 1939-42. 215x90 mm; 8 1/2x3 5/8 inches.

This drawing is typical of Pollock's (1912-1956) work from the late 1930s / early 1940s when he interspersed shapes and volumes with words and numbers. Drawn on mimeograph paper, the sheet includes fragments of a WPA Federal Art Project press release on the verso; Pollock worked for the Federal Art Project from 1938-42.

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 3, number 628.