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Controversial Pollock Withdrawn From Phillips de Pury Sale

Red, Black & Silver, purportedly Jackson Pollock‘s last painting, was to take the spotlight at Phillips de Pury this Thursday, September 20, but has been abruptly pulled from the sale over questions surrounding its authenticity, Vanity Fair reports.

The consignor, trustees of the late Ruth Kligman, Pollock’s onetime mistress, told the auction house that the artist painted the work for Kligman shortly before his fatal 1956 car crash. But the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, run by Pollock’s wife, Lee Krasner, never authenticated the work. Phillips de Pury agreed to sell it with an undisclosed estimate and the disclaimer that it was merely “attributed” to Jackson Pollock.

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