$30 Million Pollock at Sotheby’s for May Sale in New York

March 30th, 2018

Sotheby’s is offering a $30 million Jackson Pollock drip painting for its May Post-War and Contemporary Sale in New York, Art Newspaper reports, a work similar to one that set Pollock’s auction record at $58.4m in 2013. “These works come up at auction from time to time, but this one is most akin to the one that made the record price,” Lisa Dennison, chairman of Sotheby’s North and South America, says. “It’s a very full drawing, and it’s one that goes edge to edge, which is what you really look for in Pollock. They’ve been described as having no limits, just edges. He manages to maintain it as a discrete entity, rather than looking like a fragment, but convey the idea of the infinite as well.”

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