Who the *$&% Is Jackson Pollock?

Who The *$&% Is Jackson Pollock?

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Who the *$&% Is Jackson Pollock?

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Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? is a documentary following a woman named Teri Horton, a 73-year-old former long-haul truck driver from California, who purchased a painting from a thrift shop for $5, only later to find out that it may be a Jackson Pollock painting; she had no clue at the time who Jackson Pollock was, hence the name of the film., Deiner, Paige Lauren. The Monitor. 13 July 2007

According to an interview from the film, Horton purchased the painting from a California thrift shop as a gift for a friend who was feeling depressed. Horton thought the bright colors were cheery, but when the dinner-table-sized painting proved too large to fit into her friend's trailer, Horton set it out among other items at a yard sale, where a local art teacher spotted it and suggested that the work could have been painted by Pollock due to the similarity to his action painting technique. At one point Horton and her friend decided the painting would be good for target practice, but they never got around to trying that tactic. Scheib, Ronnie. Variety, 15 November 2006 The film depicts Horton's attempts to authenticate and sell the painting as an original work by Pollock. Its authenticity is doubtful, because the painting was purchased at a thrift store, is unsigned, and is without provenance. In addition, Pollock had many imitators during his lifetime. However a forensic specialist matched a fingerprint on the painting with those on two...
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