Since the Foundation does no longer issue certificates, who should be contacted to have a work looked at to find out if it is autehntic ?
Jackson Pollack or probably not?
I have an oil painting that I purchsed at a yard sale and it has the signature: Jackson. It is very abstract, browns and orange, with a building outline in the same colors. How would I get this looked at? I mean, does anyone know where I would be able to take it - someone reputable?
jackson pollock sig
does anyone know if he ever signed his work as J Pollock?
look for fingerprints
one way you can tell if its a Pollock is to look for a fingerprint he always had plenty of paint on his hands and more often than not his paintings had his fingerprints on them
the 5$ pollock
I saw that clip also and as an art expert myself I do believe she has an authentic Jackson Pollock.I have seen a Jackson Pollock that has the exact color backround ,and drips of the same exact colors making me believe he may have painted two at the same time which he was known to do,also it could have been one hugh painting that he made into two because when you put the two together they look like one painting! (this was even shown in the film) I think most critics know its a pollock they just are embarrassed to admit they were wrong!! That being said I am NOT a FAN of pollock (who cant drip paint?)but thats not why -HE WAS A DRUNK THAT KILLED a young GIRL because he drove her home! (and injured his young mistress!)He also stole the drip style from a WOMEN ARTIST named Janet Sobel (after seeing her work ) I bet thats why so many DEmons were Chasing him even HE Knew he was a PHONY
what were the pollock brothers named i know frank, jackson, charles, and sanford (sande) what is the fifth???????
I'm most certain I own a jackson pollock drip painting. It was given to me after a lady passed away, the executive of her estate gave the painting to me. I have sent images to experts and they said it looks like a jackson pollock's painting. There is something hiding under the glossey house paint. I can feel rocks, glass, even a tack, if you rub in that area the tack will surely prick you. The frame is clearly old fashion. I was told the board is masonite. The painting is 38x 49 give or take. The colors are black, red, blue, and yellow. The painting is not sighed but I can clearly see a JP wrote in red in the painting .
"Jackson Pollock" Painting Bought For $5 At Thrift Shop
N.Y. Times bestselling authors Les and Sue Fox are doing research for a new book titled "The Art Buyer's Handbook" which will be published in 2011 or 2012. This book will feature a story about the well-publicized "drip" painting bought by a woman truck driver for $5 at a thrift shop which may be the work of Jackson Pollock. (Expert opinions differ.) We've watched the film and read the news stories. If anyone has any personal involvement in this situation and would like to add information that has not been previously published we would be happy to include it in our book. Your name will be kept confidential, unless you would like us to publish it. We are interested to speak to the person at the thrift shop who sold the current owner this painting. Although the store supposedly went out of business, it seems logical that the person who sold the painting would remember this situation, if they are still alive, and especially if they have seen the publicity. The current owner claims she has turned down $9,000,000 for the painting. This is interesting, considering that the current record auction price for a Pollock is $11,000,000. True, important Pollocks may have been sold privately for $50,000,000. But if I'd bought this painting for only $5, I would personally consider a legitimate offer of $9,000,000, since the major auction houses may or may not auction this painting without unquestionable authentication or provenance. Of course, thanks to its publicity, the painting has now achieved a "fame" of its own. I'd love to see it get sold at public auction. We are not Pollock experts, and we do not know if this painting was painted by Jackson Pollock. It may very well be genuine. We are simply interested in publishing more details of this exciting and unusual art story, including who has actually made a cash offer to buy it, if that information can be found. At this writing I believe the painting is for sale at a gallery in Canada, with an asking price of $50 million. Thank you for any new information. Les Fox / West Highland Publishing / West Highland Art Auction Brokers.
fun of pollock
I HAVE RESTAURANT IN THE WEST VILLAGE.WHERE POLLACK USED IT US HIS STUDIO, A NEIGHBOR JUST TOLD
ME THIS.AND A CAN FEEL HIS SPIRIT VERY PLAYFUL AND STRONG
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS TIME PLEASE IF ANYONE KNOWS THE ADRESS IS 122 CHRISTOPHER ST. NEW YORK NY 10014
I was at a country auction were I bought a painting that was signed Pollock right through the middle of the painting it was an odd portrait done in heavy oils the bottom left hand corner is signed 55 destiny and the painting looks as if it was done with the handle of the brush or pallet knife any info on this style by Pollock would be of interest thanks Dave
The last Pollock
Ruth Kligmann always claimed that Jackson Pollock gave her a small painting before his death. She further believed that the Pollock Foundation and the art world blocked every move she made to authenticate the painting. Informed comments?
We have several paintings that supposedly were painted by Jackson Pollock. I must say the look a lot like his work. Does anyone have a recommendation on how to verify that they were or were not painted by Jackson Pollock?
Hey just wondering if anyone could tell me the size of Pollocks painting Blue Poles?
life magazine video of Pollock painting on glass
I am a middle school librarian looking for the video of pollock painting on glass with the footage being shot from underneath. I would appreciate any leads on how to purchase this video. thanks.
Did Pollocks wife know about the affair before his death?
Dr. C. Hodges
Trying to locate an image
I am looking for an image of Pollock's painting on glass -
I believe it is No. 49, 1950?
Any help would be appreciated
Pollock crash site
Does anyone know the exact location of Pollock's fatal crash in or near Springs, Long Island?
Lisa Lehman Trager
Where Pollock lived in 1930
My father, Harold Lehman was an artist who also happened to be best friends with Pollock in the 1930's when they both attended Manual Arts High School. My dad lived in the same building on 42nd as Pollock's girlfriend. Before my dad passed away, he recalled, “Pollock was always coming around since his girl friend was the landlady’s sister”. I'm trying to track down which building that was... Any chance anyone would know?
Pollock experts anyone?
Sounds like there are some good stories here concerning possible Pollock paintings; has anyone made any head-way at all in getting any opinion at all from any experts at all? I seriously doubt it. Silence is their strongest tool. I'd love to hear about any of these proposed Pollocks being advanced in any way since the original posting.
i love pollock
For all those people who have pieces that may be Pollacks and for whom there seems to be no provenance, there are some 1774 chateau lafite bottles of wine that were assumed to have been owned by Thomas jefferson. See the most recent issue of the New Yorker magazine. No wonder Jackson Pollack drank. he must have known that fakes would crop up like weeds in a field. If you can't trace it, it is probably not his. If it is in someone else's estate, what does it have to do with you? signed, a naive art lover (I would hang it and love it.)
I believe i have a pollock signed with (or to) the name Jos. B. Bishir. It is from 1953. It is not signed with Pollock's name, yet it has signature colors and qualities of Pollocks that are difficult to deny. How am i to know? i would like to verify its authenticity. Any recommendations?
Pollock's style and its followers
I've never actually seen a REAL follower of Pollock's style. Though, it would be so interesting to continue and develop any of his methods and techniques. Not imitating (what I most often see!), but working it out!
I'm trying to do smth in this field, though I don't consider my art abstract. However, I employ Pollock's dripping technique often as a starting point for my future painting.
Wanted: Jackson Pollock Authentication Expert(s) to authenticate pre-drip J
I'm eager to determine whether my signed Pollock is truly authentic. The 16" x 20" oil on board painting is heavily enamlized and was acquired by me from a prominent Santa Barbara estate this last year. I am told that it belonged to a "Charles Pollock" who died in 1991 in S. California. This is not a drip painting but has swirling (almost circular)brush strokes ("occular") with tiny, drip-like paint flecks. A local Chicago restoration expert swears it's a late 30's, early 40's pre-drip painting and that it reveals Pollock's beginning transition towards his all-drip paintings. I'd like a second opinion.
I'd appreciate any referrals (or other input) to known expert(s) who could verify this early Pollock. Thank you!
Request for Jackson Pollock Raking Light Resorces
Call/Request for Jackson Pollock raking light references. The known brush marks of Jackson Pollock's paintings are being cataloged for one comprehensive volume. This invaluable raking light resource of Jackson Pollock brush marks is compiled based on the Tom Bright patented BRUSH MARK ANALYSIS METHOD FOR PAINTING AUTHENTICATION, Patent Number 6,017,218. Date of Patent: Jan. 25, 2000. Email or write to request Documentation, Examples Mr. Bright grants use his patented analysis technique to students, curators, and scholars free of charge. Please assist Mr. Bright and I by submitting raking light and/or radiology examples of Jackson Pollock painting/brush marks from your collection. Include description, title, size, date, medium, catalog number, donor, etc. Digital formats: .tiff, .jpg, .psd, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail: Pollock Raking Light PO Box 69335 West Hollywood, CA 90069 c/o Windon Newton Contact: Windon Newton, Thomas Bright email@example.com
Water Beast, Montecito, etc.
Do you mean The Water Bull? This was part of Pollock's 1/14-2/1/1947 One-man show in NY.
When Jackson's family lived in California, they were near Chico, Lassen, Orland (Sacramento Valley) & Riverside (in 1925). I believe the last residence in California was in Los Angeles (1928) so Jackson could attend Manual Arts High School. He moved to NY in September 1930 with two of his brothers.
Suicide? You decide: read Jeffrey Potter's: To A Violent Grave (oral biography of Jackson Pollock). Remember Ruth Kligman only knew Pollock for a few months.
Authenticating: Provenance (history of ownership and/or exhibitions) is key; apparently over Biro's findings.
CA Address Correction
Pollock "came home" from NY to CA and his family lived on Morningside Drive in Los Angeles.
Could This Be Genuine Pollock?
Five years ago I purchased a painting at an antiques market in Washington DC. It appears to be a good imitation of a Pollock drip painting -- it's very impressive. After reading the story about the woman in California who may have discovered an unsigned Pollock, I began to wonder about my painting. It's 31" square, framed, and looks somewhat similar to several of Pollock's drip paintings from the late 40s. It's burgandy, black, yellow, white, and light blue. The size is 31" square. It is unsigned, but on the back there are some numbers and a letter "J." One odd thing about it is that it's painted on pegboard. And it has a wooden frame around it. The dealer who sold it to me made no claims about who did it or where it came from. There is some masking tape on the back that is yellowed and crusty with age. If you have an interest in seeing it, I can email you photos -- maybe you will have some opinion about it -- also any ideas about how to reasearch this / authenticate it are welcomed. Thanks!
Janet G. Smith
Mr. Biro Scientific Art Authentication
Bravo! Mr. Biro, I would like a complete set of Vincent van Gogh's finger and thumb prints to be in your possession.
Your work does not harm the painting and the scientific process would assist the academics in elimiation of fakes etc. (Wacker fingerprint case.) I am very pleased and excited about the work of Mr. Biro. He is cutting edge for the future of the art community.
Montecito Heights, Los Angeles
I live on Montecito Drive in Los Angeles and have been trying to determine if Jackson Pollock lived in our house. Pollock supposedly lived on Montecito Drive for a very brief period of time when he was working at the Southwest Museum on Mt. Washington before moving to New York. Does anyone know the actual address? In addition, if it was not our house, we do have a picture of the other original homes that were torn down and this is possibly the only image that exists of the home he lived in. Thank you!
First, I want to say that Jackson Pollock is my true inspiration. if not for discovering Pollock I would never have become an artist. I don't believe Jackson commintted suicide. I believe it was an accident. I can only imagine the works he would have produced had he lived. His death will always remain a great tragedy for us all.
A genuine Pollock?
There is new and interesting story on trying to authenticate a large drip painting in AskART's General essays,http://askart.com/premier/premier_pollock.asp
RE: Bulletin Dated 1/2/ 2002
Pollock painted "Alchemy, 1947." It is in the Guggenheim collection. A lovely write up of the work can be found at
An answer to bulletin board inquiry dated 3/19/2002 :
I believe you are referring to Ruth Kligman.
She wrote "Love Affair - A Memoir of Jackson Pollock."
I'm very picky and stubborn, I always avoided Pollock and his followers. But now I find the beauty in his work, I don't know what caused this change, I guess an evolution of my soul, but any hoot. Thank you for the info, and thank you Jackson and Lee. oh, one more thing. what was the womans name that he had an affair with???
Quick question : trying to confirm did Pollock paint Alchemy 1947?? If not, then who did?
I love Jackson Pollock. I have for many years. I admire Ed Harris for doing that movie and doing such a great job. If you haven't yet, read Love Affair by Ruth Kligman. Awesome, beautiful, excellently written.
Pollock: the movie
I just watched the video release of Pollock. Interestingly it has a great many parallels with the book by Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard. Historically it was the same time frame. I wonder if he was drawing on the lives of people such as Pollack for his work? Anybody else notice this?
I just discovered that one of the National Gallery of Australia's best-known works is Jackson Pollock's "Blue Poles" 1952, acquired in 1973.
What was the monetary value that Pollock's wife earned? I realize she was successful in her own right but,was there any financial benefit to her from his paintings?
San Francisco MOMA and the Anederson Collection
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)is exhibiting "Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection" until January 15, 2001. You can see Jackson Pollock's Lucifer, 1947, which many regard as the best Pollock in a private collection!