Portfolio of six silkscreen reproductions of the following paintings: Number 7, Number 8, Number 9, Number 19, Number 22, and Number 27

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Jackson Pollock
1912-1956
Portfolio of six silkscreen reproductions of the following paintings: Number 7, Number 8, Number 9, Number 19, Number 22, and Number 27
Blue boards backed in black morocco
29 1/2 x 24 inches (75 x 61 cm)
Gift of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation in honor of Eugene V. Thaw.
2017.354:1-6
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Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
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Edition of 50.
Printed by Bernard Steffen.
Portfolio contains print numbers 7, 8, 9, 19, 22, and 27, cataloged separately.
Original portfolio preserved and stored separately (2017.354A).
Jackson Pollock, who gained international recognition with his drip paintings in the late 1940s, made few prints. This 1951 portfolio is based on paintings from the same year - a year that marked a turning point in the artist's career. After five years devoted to allover abstraction, Pollock started to reintroduce figurative references into his compositions. The result was a major group of black-and-white paintings that he described as "drawing on canvas ... with some of my early images coming thru." After completing the paintings, and in preparation for an exhibition at Betty Parsons Gallery that fall, Pollock produced the limited-edition silkscreen prints for marketing purpose. The portfolio was initially printed in an edition of 25 by Pollock and Sanford McCoy. The second, posthumous printing, to which this set belongs, was authorized by Pollock's widow, Lee Krasner.

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