|Teri Horton and her Pollock "masterpiece" (2006).|
The entire movie is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ygufyC4v2XE
For the benefit of those who, like Teri Horton, know little or nothing about Jackson Pollock, he was born in 1912 in Cody, Wyoming. He was the fifth and youngest son. At an early age, Pollock was exposed to Native Americans and their art which would later influence his work. He attended the Los Angeles Manual Arts High School where he was persuaded to take up a career in art. In 1930 along with his eldest brother, Pollock moved to New York City where he studied under Thomas Hart Breton at the Art Students League. At the yearly school exhibit, he met his future wife, Lee Krasner, a fellow artist, who was viewing his work. From 1935 to 1943, Pollock worked for the Works Project Association (WPA) Federal Arts Project (FAP). During this time Pollock was introduced to liquid paint in 1936 by Mexican muralist David Siqueiros, though he didn’t use it until his "drip" period. His early art was influenced by Picasso and Miró, as well as Surrealism and Native American art. In 1943, Jackson had his first solo exhibit. Peggy Guggenheim sponsored it and guaranteed him a salary of $150 a month.
|Jack the Dripper, ca. 1952.|
|Teri Horton--she may not look the part, but she plays her|
retired truck driver role to the hilt.
|Thomas Hoving, former director of the |
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,
|A comparison of the real thing with questionable wanna-be.|
|Become an art expert. Examine Teri Horton's Pollock closely. |
What's your verdict? Is it real or is it ugly?