|Type||Oil paint on fiberboard|
|Dimensions||112 cm × 86.5 cm (44 in × 34.1 in)|
Number 17A is an abstract expressionist painting by Jackson Pollock. It is owned by hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin, who purchased it in September 2015 from David Geffen for $200 million, a then record-breaking price, at which time it was lent to the Art Institute of Chicago. As of September 2022[update], it is ranked 5th on the list of most expensive paintings.
The painting is oil paint on fiberboard and is a drip painting, created by splashing paint onto a horizontal surface. It was painted a year after Jackson Pollock introduced his drip technique. The piece was featured in the August 1949 edition of Life that made Jackson Pollock a celebrity.
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- "Number 17A, 1948 by Jackson Pollock".