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Number 10, 1949

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Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings revolutionized the field of abstract art when they first appeared in 1947. Over the course of that decade, Pollock had begun to move beyond the stylized figures and Regional landscapes of Thomas Hart Benton...

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Inscription

Lower right, partly obscured by overpaint: J[ackso]n P[olloc]k 49; Reverse: Jackson Pollock/49/49-111/Totem

Provenance

1949, the artist. Alfonso A. Ossorio, East Hampton, N.Y.; Robert Elkon Gallery, N. Y.; 1971, sold by the Robert Elkon Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1971)

Credit Line

Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund and Sophie M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

© 2011 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Number 10

1949

Dimensions

46.04 x 272.41 cm (18 1/8 x 107 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.638

Medium or Technique

Alkyd (synethic paint) and oil on canvas mounted on panel

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