Art: Posh Pollock

In the two years since his death, Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock has become the nation's most admired art export. Last week Pollock's passionate, familiar dribblings of paint were on view in a London gallery. Judging by the record attendance as well as the reviews, Jack the Dripper had taken England in hand.

Pollock's painting, said the Times, is "almost an act of spiritual brinkmanship . . . Like Pope's spider, he feels along the line." The Sunday Times's John Russell, who had scoffed at Pollock in the past, now praised "the great pounding rhythms which batter their way across the 18-ft. canvases,...

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