Butler Art Museum Receives Jackson Pollock Painting

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH.- The Butler Institute of American Art, has acquired a painting by mid-twentieth century master artist, Jackson Pollock. The work, titled “Silver and Black”, measures 21.25 x 15.75 inches and was painted with oil and metallic paint in 1950. The painting, which is a gift from a Western Pennsylvania collector whose family acquired the work in 1958, is valued at two million dollars. According to Butler Director Dr. Louis Zona, “This is indeed a very special holiday present, and I am still pinching myself about it. The Butler can now boast that we have a very rare work of art by America’s most renowned 20th-century artist, a man who literally redefined world art. Pollock was a troubled genius whose magnificent art has engaged generations.”