On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
Mrs. Peter Mathiessen, acquired directly from the artist
Lee Krasner Pollock, New York
David Gibbs, New York
E.V. Thaw & Co., New York
B.C. Holland & Co., Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Marks, Minneapolis
Alexander F. Milliken, New York
Blum Helman Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
B. Rose, Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper, New York, 1969, pp. 94- 95.
F.V. O'Connor and E.V. Thaw, eds., Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, vol. 3, New Haven, 1978, pp. 288-289, no. 810 (illustrated).
IV São Paulo Biennale, United States Pavilion, 1957, no. 23.
Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna; Kunsthalle Basel; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Kunsthalle Hamburg and London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Jackson Pollock: 1912-1956, March-November 1958.
Kunsthaus Zürich, Jackson Pollock, October-November 1961, no. 114.
Rome, Marlborough Galleria d' Arte and Milan, Torinelli Arte Moderna, Jackson Pollock, October-December 1962.
New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Jackson Pollock, January-February 1964, no. 131 (illustrated).
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Drawings & Watercolors from Minnesota Private Collections, May-June 1971, no. 89.
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Surrealität- Bildrealität, December 1974-February 1975.
Oxford, Museum of Modern Art; Düsseldorf, Stüdtische Kunsthalle; Lisbon, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian; Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum and New York, Museum of Modern Art, Jackson Pollock: Drawing into Painting, April 1979-March 1980, p. 66, no. 48 (illustrated).
Southampton, Parrish Art Museum, 17 Abstract Artists of East Hampton: The Pollock Years, 1946-56, July-September 1980.