I see this familiar-looking image daily on my neighborhood wanderings, and caught it recently with my camera. Way back when, during my studies at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art (now University of the Arts), Jackson Pollock was a hero to some of us free-thinking students.
We preferred his modern abstract expressionism to classical art. He did most of his work with a large canvas sheet on the floor. Then he’d walk around with cans of various paints and shake and splash them onto the canvas.
Today, a Pollock work sells for up to $250 million. Now, maybe if I could just figure a way to cut down and frame a hunk of that pole, I could make mucho dinero.