No 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollack. An early Pollock drip painting from the very years when he was perfecting his unprecedented visceral method of creating abstract art by pouring and flicking paint onto a canvas laid out on the ground? Yes, please. Money no object. This is not one of the most satisfying, supreme Pollock masterpieces, those strangely poised miracles of improvisation, but it is fascinating, haunting and achingly human.
No. 5, 1948 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On an 8' × 4' sheet of fiberboard. 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.