painting - No. 5, 1948

painting - No. 5, 1948
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5, 1948 is a painting by Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), an American painter known for painting No. 5, 1948 his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement. It is speculated that Geffen sold the painting, along with two others, to painting raise enough funds to bid for the Los Angeles Times.

The record s cover was a painting by guitarist John Squire in a style mimicking that of Jackson Pollock. . 5 .

The painting was done on painting Oil paint an 8 x 4 sheet of fiberboard, with thick amounts of brown and yellow paint drizzled on top of it, forming a nest-like appearance. According to a report in The New York Times, on November 2, 2006, the painting was sold by David Geffen, founder of Geffen Records and co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, to David Martinez, managing partner of Fintech Advisory Ltd, in a private sale for a record inflation-adjusted price of $140 million. No.

Martinez has reportedly been amassing an art collection, buying multiple modern artworks in recent years. This sale would make the painting the most expensive ever sold, privately or at auction, exceeding the sale of Gustav Klimt s 1907 Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I to Ronald Lauder, heir to the Estée Lauder Companies fortune, by around five million dollars. The Stone Roses song Going Down , B-side of Made of Stone , makes a comic reference to the painting: passion looks like a painting, Jackson Pollock s No.