Art: Beyond the Pasteboard Mask

Anyone who is older than an Eagle Scout can remember the scandal. There was a grown man, a dreamer in denims named Jackson Pollock, tacking canvas to the floor and dribbling paint onto it. That was less than 20 years ago, but now Pollock has been dead nearly eight years, and the time has come for looking at Pollock in retrospect. This week Manhattan's Marlborough-Gerson Gallery provides the opportunity in a show of 150 Pollocks, drawn mainly from his widow's estate. That exhibition is backed by ten early works in the tiny Griffin Gallery....

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