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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
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NYC painting scam raked in $80 million

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A struggling Chinese artist mimicked the style of celebrated artists in paintings sold as authentic by an art dealer in New York, a federal indictment alleges.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
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Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!
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Florida man held in art thefts, forgeries

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Los Angeles said they arrested a Florida man for allegedly selling forged and stolen art for more than $2 million.

Regents consider selling Pollock painting

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A University of Iowa regent's plan to sell a painting by Jackson Pollock has sparked an outcry among critics of the plan.

Authentication of painting questioned

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- A fingerprint analyst says evidence used to authenticate a purported Jackson Pollock artwork found in a New York garage may have been copied onto the painting.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2008.
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Pollock exhibit displays mysterious works

BOSTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art has opened a controversial showcase of drip paintings believed to have been painted by the late Jackson Pollock.

Abstract artist Dan Christensen dies

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Dan Christensen, an abstract painter known for free use of color in various styles, died in East Hampton, N.Y., of heart failure due to a muscular disease.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007.
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Photographer Martha Holmes dead at 83

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- One of Life Magazines first female photographers, Martha Holmes, who is known for her shots of celebrities, has died in New York of natural causes. She was 83.

Bankrupt Berry-Hill gets financing

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- American Capital Strategies Ltd. has agreed to loan $21 million to bankrupt Berry-Hill Galleries Inc., a New York fine arts gallery.

Scientist says new Pollocks may be fakes

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A physicist says a half dozen newly discovered paintings believed to have been done by Jackson Pollock may be fakes.
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Jackson Pollock

Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. He had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy.

Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol-related car accident. In December 1956, the year of his death, he was given a memorial retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, and a larger more comprehensive exhibition there in 1967. More recently, in 1998 and 1999, his work was honored with large-scale retrospective exhibitions at MoMA and at The Tate in London.

In 2000, Pollock was the subject of an Academy Award–winning film Pollock directed by and starring Ed Harris.

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