Pollock or not?

July 28, 2009

I had avoided watching the recent “Who the [bleep] is Jackson Pollock?” thinking the story and punchline were all too predictable: woman finds painting in thrift shop, doesn’t realize it is a Pollock, she sells it and becomes rich. Well, this doesn’t exactly happen that way.

The protagonists in the film are two world-renown experts on art who declare that, despite the fact Pollock’s fingerprints are found on the back of the painting, it isn’t really an original Pollock — because they say so, and they should know. This was an enlightening moment, as this is the way the world works — both politics and art.

I may have spoiled the plot for you, but it’s a worth while film to watch.

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