In this striking work, Pollock dripped black enamel paint onto the surface while the gesso was still wet, so that the paint bled into the chalky white ground, creating a silver-gray halo around the lines and pools of black. Pollock's pouring method was a breakthrough in his quest to avoid the illusionist space of traditional painting in order to create a total visual effect. Number 14 epitomizes Pollock's new working method. From the Katharine Ordway collection, this fine print has been custom-framed in an beautiful frame with hand-finished molding.
Established in 1955, MunnWorks is known for its superiorly crafted custom-made frames for fine art and mirrors. Their frames hang in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The company's own holdings include many important works of art by masters of the 20th century, from Dalì to Matisse.