View Full Version : What a load of Pollocks!

03-11-2006, 15:56:14
Pollock's 'No. 5, 1948' commands record price for a painting (http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article1951278.ece)

When Jackson Pollock, the troubled and alcoholic American painter, dribbled paint on to a bare board laid on the floor of his Long Island studio nearly 60 years ago, he may or may not have wondered what kind of money might one day be paid for it. If he did, he surely never would have dreamed in millions.

Now we know that the natural insecurity of the artist was gravely, even naÔvely, misplaced. Fast forward to yesterday when news emerged that one of the largest paintings Pollock completed - unromantically entitled No. 5, 1948 - has quietly changed hands for no less a sum than $140m (£73.35m).


Apparently what looks like the result of an epileptic three-legged cat let loose in a paint factory, is now the World's most expensive painting...

03-11-2006, 16:00:49
*Waits for smart alec remark about the Indy...:D

03-11-2006, 16:07:09
I can't see the intial asterisk your comment refers to

03-11-2006, 16:08:29
Is this one of those things that if you stare long enough, you can see 3d images??

03-11-2006, 16:09:57
yes, it's a phenomenon called R.E.M.

C.G.B. Spender
03-11-2006, 16:28:57
That's art? Even my 3 year old son ... wait ... I don't have a 3 years old son.
Ah, never mind, I guess it's art then

03-11-2006, 16:47:17
I never thought Pollock's stuff was art.

C.G.B. Spender
03-11-2006, 16:48:30
You should think more

C.G.B. Spender
03-11-2006, 16:50:34
Or at least post more. On second thoughts: think more.

03-11-2006, 17:48:39
I dunno what that's supposed to be, but I imagine that the possible interpretations are endless. Maybe it's a false-color satellite image. :)