Jackson Pollock. Untitled (1), state I of III. 1944

Jackson Pollock

Untitled (1), state I of III

1944

Medium
Engraving
Dimensions
plate: 11 7/8 x 9 13/16" (30.2 x 24.9 cm); sheet: 18 7/8 x 12 1/4" (48 x 31.1 cm)
Publisher
unpublished
Printer
the artist at Atelier 17, New York
Edition
one of two trial proofs of state I before the 1967 posthumous edition of 50
Credit
Gift of Lee Krasner Pollock
Object number
1171.1969
Copyright
© 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Jackson Pollock has 86 works  online.
There are 21,549 prints online.

This engraving was one of several printed from the same copper printing plate, representing various states or stages in Pollock's development of the image. Although the lines remain the same, he applied the ink to the plate differently before printing each one. The semi-abstract composition shows figures dancing around and over a fire.

Gallery label from Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954, November 22, 2015–May 1, 2016

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