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Pollock's Refuge in Jazz

Friday, February 09, 2001

A recent biographical movie with Ed Harris directing and starring as the American abstract painter Jackson Pollock is about to open at national movie theaters. It shows the temperamental artist at work in his studio in East Hampton Long Island. Jackson Pollock's work was rebellious and irreverent. His paintings we appreciated by jazz lovers in the late 1940's, who saw a link between their favorite music and the improvisational quality of Pollock's paintings. WNYC's Judith Kampfner examines Pollock's art through a musical lens...

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