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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism

No. 5, 1948 Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)

No. 5, 1948 is an abstract painting by Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912August 11, 1956), an American painter known for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement.

According to a report in The New York Times, on November 2, 2006, the painting was sold by David Geffen, founder of Geffen Records and co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, to David Martinez, managing partner of Fintech Advisory Ltd, in a private sale for a record inflation-adjusted price of $140 million.[3]

List of most expensive paintings

"Financier splashes out $140m for Pollock work", Post-Tribune (November 3, 2006).

"Art Market Watch". Artnet (November 3, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-08.

"A Pollock Is Sold, Possibly for a Record Price", The New York Times (November 2, 2006).

"Pollock work 'earns record price'", BBC News (November 3, 2006).

"The Week in Mexico", San Diego Union-Tribune (November 12, 2006).

"Our Poles world's top-priced painting?", The Canberra Times (November 4, 2006).

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Pollock art at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Pollock collection at Guggenheim NY site

Pollock on Museum Web Paris

Pollock and The Law

Pollock, sculpture by Robert Arneson, 1983

National Gallery of Art web feature, includes highlights of Pollock's career, numerous examples of his work, photographs and motion footage of Pollock, plus an in-depth discussion of his 1950 painting Lavender Mist.

Blue Poles- at the NGA

One. Number 31, 1950- smARThistory

Fractal Expressionism – the fractal qualities of Pollock's drip paintings.

Understanding Abstract Art- by Harley Hahn

Ed Pilkington, Pollock cache may have been painted after artist's death, The Guardian, 30 November 2007

Jackson Pollock Papers at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Works by Jackson Pollock (public domain in Canada)

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