Pollock’s Love Tokens

Ceramic bookends by Jackson Pollock, 1929

Long before Jackson Pollock revolutionised painting with his signature ‘all-over’ drips, he was a student at the Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, and it was here that he created the little beauties above.  The unsigned book ends are purportedly love tokens that Pollock fashioned for fellow student Alice Crosby, who recently verified their authenticity. The mulberry streaked slabs are about to go up for auction at Cowan’s in Cincinnati, with an asking price of up to US$15,000.

Pollock’s Love Tokens

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