November 30, 2007

THERE'S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A "REAL" ONE AND A "FAKE" ONE:

Scientist Presents Case Against Possible Pollocks (RANDY KENNEDY, 11/29/07, NY Times)

A forensic scientist said yesterday that a large group of paintings discovered several years ago and thought by some to be by Jackson Pollock included many containing paints and materials that were not available until after the artist’s death in 1956.

At least one was painted on a board that was not produced earlier than the late 1970s or early ’80s, said the scientist, James Martin, in a lecture last night sponsored by the International Foundation for Art Research in Manhattan.


Crap's crap.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 30, 2007 8:43 AM
Comments

You got that right.

Posted by: Bartman at November 30, 2007 9:34 AM

Heh. There are Pollock paintings I like (they are much more impressive seen in the original than in reproductions).

But crap's in the eye of the beholder, and I can't bother being upset if people hate him.

Posted by: Twn at November 30, 2007 10:39 AM

No, it isn't.

Posted by: oj at November 30, 2007 1:24 PM

You guys are just jealous because it never occurred to you to stretch a dropcloth and charge thousands of bucks for it.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at November 30, 2007 7:26 PM

Actually, we're really jealous of the ability to keep the chumps coming back to be cheated again and again for more and more each time. That's the true artistic talent that's on display on those walls, and it's living on long after the artist died.

(If he'd been a real genius, he'd have done a Hemingway to complete one final canvas.)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 30, 2007 8:17 PM

Google for "chimpanzee painter Congo"

Posted by: Gideon7 at December 1, 2007 3:28 AM
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