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Number 5, 1950

1950
(American, 1912–1956)
Framed: 138 x 102 x 5 cm (54 5/16 x 40 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.); Unframed: 136.5 x 99.1 cm (53 3/4 x 39 in.)
© Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Pollock was married to Lee Krasner, whose work is also exhibited in this gallery.

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Notoriously nicknamed "Jack the Dripper" by Time magazine, Pollock pioneered the technique of flinging pigment from store-bought cans of paint onto canvas placed flat on the floor. Filled with intricate webs of lines and intermingled spatters, paintings such as Number 5, 1950 are unusually direct records of the artist's moving body and hand gestures.
Number 5, 1950

Number 5, 1950

1950

Jackson Pollock

(American, 1912–1956)
America, 20th century

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