The nine works shown here—six in the vitrine and three above it—are from a cache of sixty-nine screenprints (or silkscreens) found after Pollock's widow, Lee Krasner, died in 1984. Previously unknown, they are the result of experiments he made with this stencil-based printing technique between 1943 and 1944. Pollock worked briefly at a commercial silkscreen workshop in 1943 and acquired his own small printing screen there to use at home. The three screenprints to the left, with a pattern of looping squiggles, predate Pollock's first abstract "drip" paintings by at least two years. Pollock and Krasner sometimes used screenprints like these as greeting cards.
from Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954, November 22, 2015–May 1, 2016