Images and prints taken from Pollock’s paint-splattered studio floor
Jackson Pollock created his iconic works of art by tacking large canvases onto the wooden floor of his studio, which is now part of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York.
The surface, once tiled over, has since been preserved and is now the centerpiece of a new NFT collection launched on July 19 in partnership with Web3 platform Iconic.
Titled “Beyond the Edge,” the series offers four perspectives of the floor, each bearing identifying marks and colors of the abstract expressionist’s noted works such as Number 3, 1950 (1950), Blue Poles: Number 11, 1952 (1952), and Convergence(1952).
“The floor is our major artifact,” Pollock-Krasner House Director Helen A. Harrison told Artnet News. “But as it is part of the building, it can’t move around. It can’t go on loan to other institutions. It is where it is.”
Captured in high resolution, these perspectives are each available in editions of 100, with collectors receiving both a NFT and a hand-numbered museum-quality print. Each of these sets are priced at .8 ETH or $1,500.
The “Beyond the Edge” sale will directly benefit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center’s work in conserving and maintaining the studio floor. The late 1980s work to preserve the floor involved mostly cleaning it of tar paper residue and reinforcing it following a powderpost beetle infestation, but conservation efforts and assessments remain ongoing.
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