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Jackson Pollock

Happy 100th Birthday, Jackson Pollock

Mat Gleason | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

If you can measure a man by his enemies, Pollock makes Picasso and Warhol look like lovingly muddied mediocrities.

Helen Frankenthaler as a One-Hit Wonder

David Galenson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Frankenthaler might appear as a classic example of a one-hit wonder, joining the long list of important artists whose career was dominated by a single early work.

WATCH: Talented Monkey Is Next Big Thing In Abstract Art

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

Many great artist personas get 'discovered' from their eccentric appearances before they even make any great art. Such was the case with Pockets Warho...

New York Art Critic Offers Money, Sex for Fake Painting

Lisa Derrick | Posted 01.29.2012 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

New York Magazine's art critic Jerry Saltz loves Gerhard Richter's paintings. A lot. So much so that the three-time Pulitzer nominee offered either $1,000 or a sex act to any artist who could make him a replica.

Astoria Characters: The Pane-Air Painter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For three decades, Berch and his brushes have been beautifying Astoria, and for three decades, he's stayed pretty much behind the glass.

Art Dealer Arrested For $2 Million Of Fake Art

Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts

Is the signature on your Monet a little too legible? It could be a fake; word is they're going around. A former art dealer was arrested in South F...

WATCH: Top Artists Of The 20th Century

Posted 11.02.2011 | Arts

Here at HuffPost Arts, as art history nerds, we delight in sharing our passion with you and we hope the video below will be both informational for art...

PHOTOS: Top Power Couples In The Arts

Posted 10.27.2011 | Arts

In this slideshow below, we look at seven art super-couples, historical and current, in all of their glory. We've got Pollock and Krasner, the Dalis, ...

Richard Prince Covers Jackson Pollock at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

To imagine Richard Prince doing drip paintings in honor of Jackson Pollock is too linear a concept for what Prince does in Guild Hall's new exhibition.

We Bet You Don't Know These 10 Odd Facts About Famous Artists

Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts

You might think that since the artists included in the slideshow below are famous, you know everything about them (and perhaps some of you do). But we...

Addicted Artists We've Lost: A Tribute To Betty Ford

Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

With Betty Ford's death last week, the world at large lost a great humanitarian. But the art world, in particular, lost a benefactor in the former Fir...

Jackson Pollock: Physicist?

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

Can we learn about physics from Jackson Pollock? What about the other way around? A recent paper in the scientific journal Physics Today by Andrzej He...

Forensic Art Expert Sues Over New Yorker Article

ARTINFO | Posted 09.06.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Forensic art analyst Peter Paul Biro, the subject of a 2010 exposé in the New Yorker, is suing the magazine's publisher for defamation to the tune of...

Larry Gagosian's House Damaged In Fire

East Hampton, NY Patch | Taylor K. Vecsey | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

A fire broke out behind the walls of renowned art dealer Larry Gagosian's house in Amagansett on Tuesday night, leaving it uninhabitable for the time ...

Pollock's 'Lucifer' Gifted To Stanford

AP | Posted 08.16.2011 | Arts

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A family has donated 121 pieces from its collection of prominent 20th century American art to Stanford University, including the ...

Exploring The Career Of Missouri Artist Thomas Hart Benton

Jane Chafin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I recently read an article about a 1951 Thomas Hart Benton painting that sold for nearly $1.9 million at a Southeby's auction. The painting, Flood Dis...

A Poetry Hotline? The Dial-A-Poem Project

Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation: "Become Your Own Yawn" Information and the Dial a Poem Poets By Katie Geha In a 1970 Arts Magazine article, art c...

Calling a Painting 'Done'

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In response to the question "How do you know when you're finished?" Jackson Pollock once made the reply, "How do you know when you're finished making love?"

Jerry Saltz On 'Unpainted Paintings'

New York Magazine Art Review | Jerry Saltz | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts

The history of modernism reads like an aesthetic Book of the Dead. At the first glimmering of photography, painter Paul Delaroche fretted, "From today...

Great Masters vs. Six-Year-Old's Doodles

Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Before beginning to read this article, please look at the images above. Which was drawn by a child and which by a well-known Abstr...

PHOTOS: Pollock, Politics And Prostitutes: Haiku Reviews

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

Painters Painting: From Abstract Expressionism to Pop

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Imagine going back in time to an era in art history, talking to the artists themselves at work in their studios and hearing first-hand what their concerns, processes and influences are.

Exclusive: Beat Poet Michael McClure On Jim Morrison, The Doors, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There are few poets as underappreciated today as Michael McClure. For close to six decades now, he has been writing visionary poetry, lauded by many ...

PHOTOS: 10 Painters, 10 Palettes: New York

Liz Markus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Liz Markus

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Republicans Back Off Proposal To Sell Iowa's Pollock Mural

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"The Pollock" is safe. For now anyway. The bill proposed to force the sale of University of Iowa's Jackson Pollock painting, Mural, died on Tuesday b...