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On August 8, 1949, Life magazine published an article with the headline “Jackson Pollock: Is He the Greatest Living Painter in the United States?” Calling the thirty-seven-year-old artist “the shining new phenomenon of American art,” Life not only celebrated Pollock’s rapid rise among...

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Inscription

Lower right: Jackson Pollock; Reverse: Jackson Pollock 11-45.

Provenance

1945, Mrs. Hilda Loveman Wilson, Larchmont, N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hahn, N.Y. McCrory Corporation, N. Y. Private collection, N. Y. By 1984, Stephen Hahn Gallery, N. Y.; 1984, sold by the Stephen Hahn Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 21, 1984)

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund and Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge and Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection, by exchange

Copyright

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

1945

Dimensions

188.28 x 110.49 cm (74 1/8 x 43 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1984.749

Medium or Technique

Oil and alkyd (synthetic paint) on canvas

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Americas

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