Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?

Occasionally, I like to watch or listen to movies while I paint. If I feel like I am thinking too much, which is about 99% of the time, I will watch something really simple. I think I am on the sixth and final season of "Leave it to Beaver" on Netflix. It sounds crazy, but it really works in a positive manner to silence to noise so the right brain is freed up.

Yesterday, I watched the documentary "Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock." The story goes a trucker buys a painting for $5 at a thrift shop and discovers is may be a Pollock. The film documents her battle with the "art establishment" to get the painting validated with out provenance. This is a really entertaining film between the crass character of the 73 year old female trucker and the unbelievable manner in which the art elite denies the painting despite forensic proof. You can stream it on Netflix free.

2 comments:

Sheila said...

I've seen parts of it on tv.... I'm going to Netflix now....

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Sounds like a great film. Thanks for the tip!