Art: An American Legend in Paris

In his skeined patterns, Pollock sought a cultural synthesis

In the field of modern art, the most eagerly awaited show this winter is certainly the Jackson Pollock retrospective, organized by Art Historian Daniel Abadie for the Centre Pompidou in Paris.* It is not a full retrospective, but the cream off the milk—just as well, perhaps, in view of the exhausting prolixity and often dilute quality at the lower end of Pollock's oeuvre. But it is a concentrated and moving show, probably the last of its kind to be seen in Europe or America. "Major"...

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