6 June 2019

Lee Krasner Abstract Expressionist – The Barbican – Edward Lucie Smith

The catch-up continues: two more female artists, from different phases of the now safely defunct Modern Movement, are now being given their due. They are Lee Krasner, with a solo show at the Barbican; and Natalia Goncharova, at Tate Modern. Both of these were considerable talents. Were they game-changers? That, I think, is a slightly different question.

9 June 2017

Lost Jackson Pollock Gouache To Be Sold By Provincial Auction House

The discovery of a lost Jackson Pollock painting is always big news in the art world. Now such a painting is going under the hammer on Tuesday, June 20 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale Arizona. The small auction room has spent 18 months and tens of thousands of dollars researching the Abstract, untitled gouache painting measures 22 ½ x 32 inches. Forensics and ownership history has been extensively investigated.

9 November 2015


Jackson Pollock: Authenticity Of A Number Of Works Questioned By Experts

The Art Newspaper has seen reports written by Nicholas Eastaugh, the director of Art Analysis & Research (formerly Art Access & Research), examining the pigments used in 23 paintings by the famed Absract Expressionist Jackson Pollock. Of those, 12 were found to include CI Pigment Yellow 74, which was not commercially available before the artist […]

6 July 2015

Jackson Pollock: Revelations and Blind Spots New Tate Liverpool Exhibition

A must see exhibition, has opened at Tate Liverpool, displaying the powerful drawings, paintings, screen prints and sculpture by the New York Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock. The show focuses on the late paintings, particularly the black pourings made between 1951 – 1953. First exhibited in 1951 at Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, twenty of the […]

19 May 2015


Jackson Pollock Explored In UK Exhibition After Three decade Hiatus

Tate Liverpool is presenting the first exhibition in more than three decades to survey the late paintings of Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), made between 1951 and 1953; a phase of work referred to as his black pourings and a highly influential part of his career. Jackson Pollock is widely considered one of the most important and […]

5 May 2015


Jackson Pollock’s Brother Comes Into His Own At Guggenheim Venice

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is presenting Charles Pollock: A Retrospective, the first exhibition in Italy and the first full retrospective of the painting of Charles Pollock, oldest brother of Jackson Pollock. The majority of the more than 120 paintings, sketches, drawings, photographs, and documents, some never before exhibited, are loaned by the Charles Pollock Archives, […]

19 February 2015


Jackson Pollock Alchemy Painting Finally Reveals The Artist’s Secrets

A large-scale painting by the late Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock has shed new light on how the artist created his famous spattered works. ‘Alchemy’ painted in 1947, has been returned to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice after going through an extensive conservation. The painting’s appearance had been dimmed by dirt that had accumulated over […]

8 January 2015


Celia Ascher Collection Bequeathed To Louisiana Museum Denmark

Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has announced that it has received a donation of eight significant works of art. The donation of works are by artists, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet, Anselm Kiefer, Joan Miró, and Ellsworth Kelly, and are reportedly worth a combined 100 million kroner or £10.6 million. The […]

2 December 2014


Man Pleads Guilty To Faking Jackson Pollock And Willem De Kooning Art Works

A New York man accused of selling dozens of fake paintings and sketches purported to be by famous artists including Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to one count of wire fraud. Prosecutors said the man, John Re, 54, had caused about $2.5 million (£1.5 million) in losses […]

22 September 2014


Jackson Pollock’s West Village Apartment Could Be Yours

Have you ever liked the idea of owning a little piece of art history? – spending time where the Abstract Expressionists used to hang their hats?, and argue around the kitchen table? Well, Jackson Pollock’s former Greenwich Village apartment is up for sale for a mere $1.25 million. The property is 800-square-foot of penthouse – […]

22 April 2014


Glafira Rosales Spanish Partner Arrested Over Fake Abstract Expressionist Scam

Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz, a Spanish art dealer has been arrested as part of the widening search for suspects involved in the Knoedler & Company art swindle. According to officials  Bergantiños has been sought for many months. He was arrested by the Spanish police on Friday at a luxury hotel in downtown Seville, according to […]

23 March 2014


Jackson Pollock Masterpiece To Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

An important late Jackson Pollock titled ‘Number 5’ (Elegant Lady, 1951) goes under the hammer at Christie’s New York as part of their May evening sale of Post War and Contemporary art. The work comes from the E.ON art collection and carries an estimate of $15 – 20 million.  E.ON, which has been an important […]

17 September 2013


Glafira Rosales Blows The Whistle On New York’s Biggest Art Fraud

A Long Island art dealer who operated a scam selling more than $80m (£50m) worth of fake Abstract Expressionist art, to a number of high profile galleries, has pleaded guilty in an U.S. District Court, in Manhattan. Glafira Rosales, 57 confessed to the sale of 63 counterfeit works of art, sold over a twenty year […]

16 May 2013


Christie’s Record-Breaker For Post War And Contemporary Art Sale

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sale in New York achieved the highest total for such a sale, in auction history, a staggering  $495,021,500 (£326,714,190/ €386,116,770) on 15 May. A remarkably strong sell-through rate of 94% by value and by lot helped to propel the sales success.  Bidders from around the world competed for an […]

9 July 2012


Knoedler Willem de Kooning Owner Sues Over Authenticity

A New York millionaire has filed a law suit against the now defunct Knoedler & Company, once New Yorks oldest commercial art gallery. The litigation sights its former president, Ann Freedman with conspiracy to defraud by hard selling a fake Willem de Kooning painting for $4 million. The suit is the third filed by an […]

22 February 2012


Rihanna Gets Arty At The Brit Awards

Last night’s Brit Award saw pop artist Rihanna turned fine artist for a performance of her hit single We Found Love Recently turned 24, Rihanna took the stage in Timberland boots while a troop of backing dancers locked away inside a clear gage engaged in a mega paint fight Jakson Pollock Stylee. Earler that evening […]

5 January 2012


Obscene Attack On Clyfford Still Painting Worth Millions

Woman assaults Clyfford Still painting worth $40 million, punching and scratching the work before urinating on herself A 36-year-old woman was yesterday arrested for assaulting a painting by abstract expressionist Clyfford Still worth $40 million. The onslaught began with her leaning on the work at the recently-opened Clyfford Still Museum, and with the woman proceeding to punch […]

7 December 2011


Lagrange Sues Gallery For Fake Jackson Pollock

European hedge-fund executive Pierre Lagrange’s is suing NYC’s Knoedler Gallery for selling him a fake Jackson Pollock painting  Before parting with $15.3 million for the painting in 2007, Lagrange had apparently been told by the gallery that the painting, ‘Untitled, 1950’, was a genuine Pollack, and had come from ‘a private collector who had inherited […]