No. 5 1948 by Jackson Pollock, a painting that smites

In 2006, a Mexican financier, David Martinez laid his hands on ‘No.5 1948’ for an exorbitant $140 million. The valuable painting by the American artist, Jackson Pollock becomes the second most expensive ever sold to someone, privately or at an auction.

The transcendental design depicted on this artwork runs on an eight by four feet fiberboard, with thick amounts of brown and yellow paint drizzled on top of it, forming a nest-like appearance. The innovative style gave a new meaning to ‘Abstract Expressionism’, the forte of Pollock. No. 5 was inspired from his own emotions. Through this unique manifestation, he wanted to convey the culmination of the artist’s emotion in his unconventional painting technique.



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