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Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 9 November 2006 (USA)
In this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy in the world of high priced artwork. He paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.

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Teri Horton ...
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Tod M. Volpe ...
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Ben Heller ...
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Peter Paul Biro ...
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Thomas Hoving ...
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Joseph D. Beam ...
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Allan Stone ...
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In this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy in the world of high priced artwork. He paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.

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Teri Horton: Everybody knows that a fairy tale starts out 'Once Upon a Time', but a truck drivers tale starts out you 'ain't gonna believe this shit'!
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A giddy sleeper...
5 July 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Documentary about one Teri Horton, a 73-year-old former truck driver (with a colorful and precarious past) who bought a peculiar painting one day in a California thrift shop--only to discover it might be a lost masterwork from famed artist Jackson Pollock. Horton, eager to sell the painting and get on her feet financially, is unable to convince the skeptical art world of her treasure, with naysayers far outweighing the handful of experts who find evidence the painting is indeed a Pollock (the artist left the work unsigned, though a fingerprint on the back is an exact match to the now-deceased maestro). Elements of Pollock's life are explored and intersected with Horton's own background; she tells at one point of a suicide attempt that went amusingly wrong, and her no-nonsense manner and pithy, seen-it-all demeanor are both funny and touching. Short at 74 minutes, the documentary is entertaining, perhaps minor, though a testament to the stubborn human spirit. Offered nine million dollars at one point, Horton refused to give the painting up, wanting her share of the American dream for what it is rightfully going for on the artists market. **1/2 from ****


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