No. 5, 1948
The picture was painted in the style of Action Painting, a direction of Abstract Expressionism, on a fibreboard and measures 243.8 × 121.9 inches. Mostly brown and yellow paint was dripped onto the plate and sprayed.
The painting, which was on display in the Museum of Modern Art in the presence of David Geffen's property, is now privately owned. According to a New York Times report dated November 2, 2006, the picture was sold to a Mexican by his then-owner David Geffen in a $140 million private transaction. As a buyer, the entrepreneur David Martínez is accepted. However, Martinez's lawyers denied that Martinez would be owned or the image would have an option to purchase.