Number 19, 1948
According to Lewis Carroll School of Logic mythology, Mr. Pollock originally
named this painting for the day it was completed: November 19, 1948.
But the abstract artist, known as both "Jack the Dripper" and "Jack the Drinker,"
mispronounced the month...Number 19, 1948...
The sub-title of this page could have been
"Christie's Arithemtic" or "A Lewis Carroll Equation."
The title did not become valid until May 30, 2013.
The only possible mispronunciation of that month is "Me."
To the best of our knowledge, the white gloves of the handlers in the photograph
were not included in the purchase price.
AP photographer = Alastair Grant