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The Essential Jackson Pollock

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For readers who are short on time, long on curiosity, and turned off by art-world jargon, Abrams presents a series of hip, entertaining books on artists and pop culture.* A fascinating account of the artist's life and work

* Fresh anecdotes, both professional and personal

* Concise sidebars on major players and cultural and social movements that shaped the artist's work

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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by Harry N. Abrams
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The Book Jackson Pollock by Justin Spring expands on the life of Jackson Pollock and the influence he had on creating a movement around a form of art known as abstract expressionalism. The biography shows a glimpse of his dark and complex life. The book explores Pollock’s life and the struggles he went through as a young child through adulthood. Pollock used art to express his emotion, and his abstract paintings reflected his feelings. Although today Pollock is recognized as a famous artist his ...more
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Another bare bones survey of an Artist.
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Justin Spring is a New York based writer specializing in twentieth-century American art and culture. He is the author of many monographs, catalogs, museum publications, and books, including the biography Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art (Yale University Press, 2000) and Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude (Universe, 2002). He has been the recipient of a number of grants, fellowships, and awards, including a ...more
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