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  • It cost $5 in a junk shop, but could it be a $50m Pollock?

    11/08/2006 1:08:39 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 9 replies · 1,659+ views
    The Times ^ | November 08, 2006 | James Bone
    Teri Horton bought the paint-splattered canvas at a California junk shop for a joke. But the joke may be on the art world instead. The retired lorry driver paid $5 for the drip painting in 1991, bartering the price down from $7. Now a fingerprint on the painting has raised the possibility that it is in fact a masterpiece by Jackson Pollock, the world’s priciest artist. If it is accepted as authentic, the picture would be worth $40 million to $50 million (up to £26.2 million). Last month Pollock, who died in a car crash in 1956 aged 44, was...
  • Museum will show disputed Pollocks

    10/12/2006 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 19 replies · 441+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 10/12/06 | Steven Litt
    The director of the only museum that has agreed to show a group of recently discovered paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock said today she'll show them even if laboratory tests show that the works are fake. "At this point, there's no question that they'll be shown," said Sandra Trop, director of the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, N.Y. But she added, "call me back afterwards. I might change my mind." The discovery of the disputed Pollocks in 2003 has triggered one of the hottest controversies in the art world. Case Western Reserve University professor Ellen Landau thinks the works...
  • CREATE!!!Click on this link to be Jackson Pollock

    09/04/2006 10:11:15 PM PDT · by woofie · 16 replies · 518+ views
    Jackson Pollock.org ^ | ????? | MiltosManetos
    http://www.jacksonpollock.org/ Are You an Artist? Do you want to be Famous? Click on this Link..move your mouse and you too can be Jackson Pollock and create original artwork!!! Have fun!!!!
  • Murderer escapes federal prison - Inmate Escapes From Pollock Penitentiary

    04/05/2006 9:09:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 2,704+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 4/5/06 | Terry Frieden
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- FBI agents and U.S. marshals are searching for a convicted murderer who escaped Wednesday from a federal prison in Louisiana. Richard McNair, 47, is serving a life sentence in the U.S. penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana, after being convicted of murder and burglary in North Dakota. "This inmate is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached," the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a statement. Officials describe McNair as a 6-foot tall, 210-pound white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He has scars on his left wrist and both knees.
  • The Case of the Purloined, Unauthenticated Pollock

    03/14/2006 4:07:52 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 4 replies · 177+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2006 | PAUL VITELLO
    Michael J. Mullen/Scranton Times-Tribune, via Associated PressEverhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton, Pa. Everhart Museum, via Associated Press"Winter in Springs," a drip painting attributed to Jackson Pollock. EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Unlike the problem posed in 2003, when a cache of 32 supposed Jackson Pollocks was found in a storage bin on Long Island, this Pollock problem began when a painting attributed to the artist suddenly disappeared. About 2 a.m. on Nov. 18, 2005, "Winter in Springs," a 40-by-32-inch drip painting attributed to Pollock, was stolen from the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and...
  • Art Appreciation/Education "class" #8: Pollock and Abstract Expressionism.

    08/22/2005 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 60 replies · 23,696+ views
    8/22/05 | republicanprofessor
    It is now time to try to wrap up these small “lectures” on the history of art. Today is the tough day: Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, etc. I have to admit that I did not “get” these works until I was well within graduate school. For Pollock, it took the documentary by Hans Namuth in which I saw him painting. His work is not just a bunch of random splatters; instead, Pollock carefully dances around the canvas, and you can see the evidence of the “dance,” if you will, on the canvas. (This is the same time that Martha Graham...
  • Louisiana Man, 21, Pleads Guilty in Slaying of His Sister Teacher, 25

    08/15/2003 5:23:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 268+ views
    <p>Robert Smith pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and aggravated robbery in the slaying of his sister, Tioga Elementary School teacher Christy Smith.</p> <p>He pleaded guilty in return for an agreement with the Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office that limits his total prison sentence to 60 years.</p>
  • CA: Woman hopes 'ugly' painting could be authentic Jackson Pollock

    07/17/2003 5:21:06 PM PDT · by lainie · 34 replies · 522+ views
    SJ Mercury News/AP ^ | July 17, 2003 | AP
    <p>COSTA MESA, Calif. - The bright abstract painting Teri Horton bought from a Southern California thrift store eleven years ago was supposed to simply cheer up a friend.</p> <p>But the retired truck driver is smiling herself after hearing from some art experts that what she calls an "ugly" splattering of paint could be a genuine Jackson Pollock worth millions of dollars.</p>
  • Family in Louisiana Seeks Good Homes for Abandoned Puppies

    05/10/2003 7:26:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 459+ views
    The Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 05-10-03 | Sutherland, Eugene
    <p>POLLOCK - Mahalia Roberts couldn't believe what her boyfriend told her he'd found.</p> <p>That disbelief quickly intertwined with anger when she actually saw the abandoned puppies near her home.</p> <p>A week ago, Justin Crooks discovered the seven pups beside a Dumpster. He then drove to tell Roberts, who lives about a mile away on Frank Foster Road.</p>
  • Ministers Oppose Gay Group in Grant Parish, Louisiana

    02/09/2003 6:22:38 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 214+ views
    Alexandria (LA) Daily Town Talk ^ | 02-09-03 | Griffin, Andrew
    <p>POLLOCK - Some ministers and others in Grant Parish are not happy about a camp near Pollock that caters to the gay lifestyle.</p> <p>"We have a good, quiet community. We certainly don't want that (camp) in our community," said the Rev. Eddie Douglas of First Baptist Church in Pollock.</p>
  • Gay Camp "Manitou Woods" in Central Louisiana Draws Concern

    02/01/2003 7:37:51 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 68 replies · 529+ views
    The Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 02-01-03 | Griffin, Andrew
    <p>POLLOCK - A camp "where gay folk begin a journey of discovery" will be in operation from March through November near Pollock, and that has some area residents concerned.</p> <p>Although Manitou Woods is not billed as a nudist camp, there is a picture on its Web site showing a group of nude men outdoors at the camp. A manitou is a spirit or supernatural force believed in by the Algonquian Indians.</p>
  • "Modern Art" finally exposed to be the fraud that it is!

    06/16/2002 3:34:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 98 replies · 5,356+ views
    Art Renewal ^ | June 7, 2001 | Fred Ross, Chairman of the Art Renewal Center
    "...The art of painting, one of the greatest traditions in all of human history has been under a merciless and relentless assault for the last one hundred years. I'm referring to the accumulated knowledge of over 2500 hundred years, spanning from Ancient Greece to the early Renaissance and through to the extraordinary pinnacles of artistic achievement seen in the High Renaissance, 17th century Dutch, and the great 19th century Academies of Europe and America. These traditions, just when they were at their absolute zenith, at a peak of achievement, seemingly unbeatable and unstoppable, hit the twentieth century at full stride,...
  • "Modern Art" finally exposed to be the fraud that it is!

    06/16/2002 11:24:54 AM PDT · by vannrox · 69 replies · 4,701+ views
    Art Renewal ^ | June 7 2001(2?) | by Fred Ross
    ARC Chairman speaks at the Met Good Art / Bad Art - Pulling Back the Curtain, by Fred Ross June 7, 2001 -- Fred Ross, Chairman of the Art Renewal Center, addressed a crowd of over 700 portrait artists, gallery owners and members of the press today at America's premier institution of art, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, at the American Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA) Conference. Mr Ross was interrupted at least 10 times to thunderous applause or peals of laughter as he blasted Modernism and its chief icons, Picasso, Mattisse and DeKooning, with some of the most...