Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)
signed by the artist's wife, Lee Krasner, and dated 'Jackson Pollock 1944 CA Lee Krasner Pollock 1960' (on the reverse)
ink, gouache and graphite on paper
10 1/8 x 7 ½ in. (25.7 x 19 cm.)
Executed circa 1944.
Estate of the artist, New York
Lee Krasner Pollock, New York
Private collection
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 1991, lot 279
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
F. V. O'Connor and E. V. Thaw, Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, Volume 4: Other Works, 1930-1956, New Haven and London, 1978, p. 45, no. 967 (illustrated).
New York, Jason McCoy Gallery, Jackson Pollock: Paintings and Drawings 1943-46, November-December 1986, no. 967.

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Lot Essay

"To make a mark or trace a single line upon a surface immediately transforms that surface, energies its neutrality... Dividing the space of its field, a line releases the allusive or generative charge of the surface - ancient Chinese calligraphers spoke of 'generative paper.' (D. Rosand, Drawings Acts: Studies in Graphic Expression and Representation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, p. 1).

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