Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thinking about Pollock 2

photo from here

I visited the Pollock-Krasner House soon after the release of the movie Pollock with Ed Harris as Pollock and Marcia Gay Harden as Lee Kranser. (Pollock Trailer here) The House was filled with prop art - reproductions of Pollock and Krasner pieces used in the movie. Art that as originals would be too valuable to secure in a location off in the community of the Springs in East Hampton.  See the house here. The docent that guided us around the interior of the house said that Ed Harris stayed the night to get in character. An article in a recent Hampons Magazine describes Marcia Gay Harden preparing in a similar way. Article here  If you love the art process and are in the Hamptons, this is a must.
photo by Arnold Newman (1949)

The exhibit currently at the Pollock-Krasner House is called, "The Persistence of Pollock". I haven't viewed it in person yet, but was amused to see this piece playing on Jackson's last name.

Ray Johnson, Jackson Pollock (Recipes), 1973. Collage. Lent by Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Which got me thinking about the Paton Miller painting on the entrance wall of The Clamman in Southampton. To be continued....

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