‘Jackson Pollock 51’: The short film about Jackson Pollock’s work that Jackson Pollock hated


I was always a little skeptical of Jackson Pollock’s work, especially when I learned that he and Abstract Expressionism were largely propped up by CIA slush funds in order to undermine Socialist Realism. (Not a bad Cold War tactic, really—“Here in America, our artistic principles are so liberated, you can just throw paint at a canvas and make a million dollars! CAPITALISM!”) (More …)

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