'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Eda Mirsky Mann, a painter and designer and the mother of "Fear of Flying" novelist Erica Jong, has died.
"Mural," the seminal, larger-than-life work that represented a sea change in abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock's career, will be traveling from Iowa to Los Angeles this summer for a little nip and tuck.
In a story April 15 about the 100th anniversary of the birth of artist Jackson Pollock, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the last name of a woman who survived a car crash that killed Pollock and another passenger. The woman who survived was Ruth Kligman, not Klingman.
Out behind a small farmhouse on a Long Island country road sits an old gray barn where a tormented artist dripped paint off brushes, sticks _ even turkey basters _ onto canvasses spread out on a wooden floor. Besides making quite a mess of things, leaving splash marks everywhere, Jackson Pollock also created some of the 20th century's greatest masterpieces.
A Florida man has pleaded not guilty to defrauding a Los Angeles art collector out of more than $2 million by selling him forgeries of the work of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Jackson Pollock.
How do you turn the stuffy subject of fine art into a television show with popular appeal? In 1969, British art historian Kenneth Clark succeeded by relating his personal views on painting and sculpture and explaining how the works reflected their times. His BBC series, simply called "Civilisation," still holds up as an erudite yet accessible primer on Western European culture.
"I've had to tear out the partition between the front and middle room to get the damned thing up," he once wrote of the painting's size. "I have it stretched now. It looks pretty big, but exciting as all hell."
Pollock, who descended into a deep alcoholic haze and may have suffered from depression or other mental illness _ he was never properly diagnosed, says Harrison _ was having an affair with artist Ruth Klingman at the time of his death in August 1956.