- Jackson Pollock, American, 1912–1956
- Oil, enamel, and aluminum paint on fiberboard
- Current Location
- Not on view
- 48 x 96 1/8 in. (121.9 x 244.2 cm)
framed: 49 x 97 1/4 in. (124.5 x 247 cm)
- Credit Line
- Partial and promised gift of Emily Rauh Pulitzer in honor of Joseph Pulitzer Jr.
- © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY
- Object Number
In Number 3, Jackson Pollock layered multiple strands of paint to create an intricate web of interwoven colors. The result is an “all over” composition that prevents the eye from focusing on any single point. Three years earlier, Pollock first began to drip and splatter paint across unstretched canvas or fiberboard laid flat on his studio floor. Pollock’s creative breakthrough overturned the tradition of upright easel painting, a convention that had remained firmly established for five centuries.
ons Committee of the Board of Trustees, Saint Louis Art Museum, March 1, 2001.