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“It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.”   ― Jackson Pollock

“It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.” ― Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Springs, New York, 1949.  Photo by Martha Holmes—Time & Life Pictures.    Jackson and his wife Lee lived in near poverty for years, relying on financial support from friends such as artist Alfonso Ossorio. Ossorio, a wealthy Surrealist painter, was the only person to buy a painting from Pollock’s 1950 show at Betty Parsons. The painting, later to be known as Lavender Mist, was sold by Ossorio in 1976 for $2 million.  (L

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Springs, New York, 1949. Photo by Martha Holmes—Time & Life Pictures. Jackson and his wife Lee lived in near poverty for years, relying on financial support from friends such as artist Alfonso Ossorio. Ossorio, a wealthy Surrealist painter, was the only person to buy a painting from Pollock’s 1950 show at Betty Parsons. The painting, later to be known as Lavender Mist, was sold by Ossorio in 1976 for $2 million. (L

The artist who works long hours in the day just to pay the bills still comes home at night and paints until she can’t keep her eyes open. The writer who has a family to look after does the work required to help them be happy and healthy and then writes from 1 am until 3 am each day in pursuit of his passion.

The artist who works long hours in the day just to pay the bills still comes home at night and paints until she can’t keep her eyes open. The writer who has a family to look after does the work required to help them be happy and healthy and then writes from 1 am until 3 am each day in pursuit of his passion.

Jackson Pollock with his dogs Gyp and Ahab, ca. 1955. Photographer unknown.

Jackson Pollock with his dogs Gyp and Ahab, ca. 1955. Photographer unknown.

Blue Poles - Jackson Pollack 1952  My all time fave, ever!  It's one my bucket list to go to Australia to see this in person.

Blue Poles - Jackson Pollack 1952 My all time fave, ever! It's one my bucket list to go to Australia to see this in person.

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