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Composition with Red Strokes
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Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)\nComposition with Red Strokes\n\nsigned and dated '50 Jackson Pollock' (lower left); signed and dated again 'Jackson Pollock 1950' (on the reverse)\n\noil, enamel and aluminum paint on canvas\n\n36 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (93 x 65.1 cm.)\n\nPainted in 1950.
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An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection

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An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection

title

Composition with Red Strokes

signed

and dated '50 Jackson Pollock' (lower left); signed and dated again 'Jackson Pollock 1950' (on the reverse)

creator

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)

exhibited

Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, Mostra Mercato Nazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, March-April 1964, p. 181, no. 1 (illustrated).

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Jackson Pollock, April-June 1967, pp. 110 and 133, no. 53 (illustrated).

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, City of Ambition: Artists & New York, July-October 1996, pp. 132 and 140 (illustrated in color).

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Seattle Art Museum, Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection, March-November 2000, pp. 206-209 and 294, no. 53 (illustrated in color).

literature

J. Kroll, “Art: Jackson Pollock in retrospect,” Newsweek, 17 April 1967, p. 98 (illustrated).

F. V. O'Connor and E. V. Thaw, eds., Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, New Haven and London, 1978, vol. 1, pl. 36 (illustrated in color); vol. 2, p. 91, no. 268 (illustrated).

D. Ngo, ed., Art + Architecture: The Ebsworth Collection + Residence, San Francisco, 2006, n.p. (installation views illustrated in color).

Jackson Pollock: A Centennial Exhibition, exh. cat., New York, Jason McCoy Gallery, 2012, p. 39, pl. 17 (illustrated in color and illustrated in color on the exhibition poster).

lot_number

17 B

provenance

Rodolphe Stadler, Paris

Phillippe Dotremont, Brussels

Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

Mr. and Mrs. N. Richard Miller, Philadelphia

Stephen Mazoh, Inc., New York

Private collection, 1996

Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, 1997

Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1997


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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