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Opening Arguments

Drip, drip, drips

Terrible news from the art world:

The authenticity of three paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock has been called into question by anaylsis of the pigments in the paint.

According to experts from the Harvard University Art Museums in Boston, Massachusetts, some pigments in the paint only became available long after the U.S. abstract 'drip'-painting master died in a car crash in 1956.

A question: Why would anybody care? You could gather up every single piece of abstract art in the world and throw it in the Grand Canyon, and only the Grand Canyon would suffer.

Posted in: Current Affairs


Mike Boley
Mon, 02/05/2007 - 12:03pm

Sounds like you may have missed the Art Appreciation 101 classes down there at Ball State.

Jon Olinger
Mon, 02/05/2007 - 2:01pm

Come on Leo, Jackson Pollock is the greatest capitalist that has ever lived. By canvas for 30$... buy a couple cans of Dutch Boy for 30$... throw..(Drip) Dutch Boy onto canvas randomly with for no apparent reason... (Minimal labor)... and sell the product for hundreds of thousands of dollars....Gordon Gekko would be proud!!!!

Steve Towsley
Tue, 02/06/2007 - 12:05am

Well, that's my belly laugh for tonight. Clearly Leo has missed the salient episodes of Antiques Roadshow....