I like to believe that I’m pretty clever. After all, I can make sense of the physical sciences and even write recognizable HTML code. Once I used a part from a long-dead centrifuge to fix a broken tennis racket stringing machine (don’t ask).
But I am way too stupid to begin to fathom how a painting by Jackson Pollock could possibly be worth $140 million dollars.
The Pollock work features the US artist’s famous drip-and-pour style…
Ooh! Drip and pour style! Isn’t that a coffeemaker?
Jackson Pollock’s work had a major influence on art in the latter half of the 20th Century, sparking the emergence of abstract expressionism.
But the artist battled alcoholism and depression and is generally regarded as a self-destructive, tortured genius. He died in a car crash in 1956, aged 44. (BBC News Online)
I can see abstract expressionism anytime I want a cup of coffee. In fact, I can walk on it…
If Pollock’s painting “No. 5” really is worth $140 Mil, then this floor from The Coffee House at 114 East Beaufort St. in Normal, Illinois, must be worth at least a million. Just look at it! Such line, such form! Genius! And much bigger than Pollock’s little creative dribblings.