Red, Black & Silver

Red, Black and Silver
Red, Black & Silver

Just when Jackson Pollock’s ‘said to be’ final work, Red, Black & Silver, was supposed to go up on the auction block yesterday, September 20th, through Phillips de Pury & Company, it was pulled from the catalogue pending further authenticity research. The tale of this mysterious painting was covered extensively in the September 2012 issue of Vanity Fair. In short, the story goes that Pollock created the small, unsigned work for his mistress, Ruth Kligman, just weeks before he was killed in a 1956 car crash. Thus, Red, Black & Silver has never been authenticated as a true work of Jackson Pollock by neither his widow, Lee Krasner, nor the official Pollock-Krasner Authentication Board.

Unfortunately the painting will not be up for auction until at least early 2013 but it just so happens amidst this art world shake up that red, black and silver have been key colors among the SS13 collections – see below for a few standout looks thus far. I can’t decide which I am more anxious for, seeing how much Red, Black & Silver sells for, or learning the price of one of Proenza’s red and black runway looks that I am coveting for spring.

Red, Black and Silver
… The Reds (from left): Peter Pilotto, Prabal Gurung, Jonathan Saunders, Proenza Schouler and Dean Quinn

Red, Black and Silver
… The Blacks (from left): Prada, Rodarte, Helmut Lang, Derek Lam and No.21

Red, Black and Silver
… The Silvers (from left): Eudon Choi, Eudon Choi, Alexander Wang, Vivienne Tam and Proenza Schouler

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