Jackson Pollock, Blue poles, 1952.
© The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
This quintessential modern art movement couldn't have gained precedence without the work of critics – and the Cold War.
Why is this seemingly unintelligible mess of house paint revered as a masterpiece?
Detail: Jackson Pollock. Blue poles. 1952. © Pollock-Krasner Foundation/ARS
Gough Whitlam’s government paid $A1.3 million for Jackson Pollock's Blue poles in 1973. But why exactly is this 'seemingly unintelligible mess of house paint' revered as a masterpiece?
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