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Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2006 with 337 to follow.
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Pollock, Warhol paintings stolen

SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Paintings by American masters Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol were stolen from the Everhart Museum in Scranton, Pa.

Newspaper slams Michelin's NYC guide

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Michelin's new, first-ever guide to New York City restaurants and hotels is being slammed by the New York Post for inaccuracies and factual errors.

Reaching the 'unbanked'

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- With the intensity of a Jackson Pollock portrait, a splotchy collection of red, black and brandy-colored patterns decorates assorted maps of New York City's fiv
JOI PRECIPHS, UPI Business Correspondent

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Today is Friday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2005 with 337 to follow.
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LAPD nabs forged-art dealer

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police Tuesday sought the source of forged paintings allegedly sold to unsuspecting buyers by a Southern California physician.

El Greco painting found in Spain

MADRID, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A chance visit to an auction valuation place helped a family in Spain discover it was holding a small 16th Century El Greco painting worth about $1 million.

Actor Ed Harris to direct a Broadway show

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Popular film star Ed Harris will make his debut as a Broadway director early next year for a revival of Sam Shepard's drama, "Fool for Love."

German-American art swap begins in Berlin

BERLIN, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- More than 200 modern masterpieces from New York's Museum of Modern Art went on display Friday at Berlin's New National Gallery as part of a cultural exchange.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2004 with 338 to follow.
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Landmark El Greco retrospective at Met

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- At the top of the list of art exhibitions to be seen around the nation this season is the landmark El Greco exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum, the first Americ

Art auction market alive but not kicking

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Sales of Impressionist, modern, and contemporary paintings and sculpture held during the past two weeks at New York's major auction houses indicate the art market has entered an era of very selective buying as a result of the uncertain economic climate th

Distress sales enrich spring art auctions

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- New York's annual two-week spring art auctions of Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art begin today, reduced in size by the hesitant economy and the recent war in Iraq but enriched in quality by distress sales by troubled corporations and private co

Book of the week: 'I like being American'

SAN DIEGO, March 18 (UPI) -- In his anthology, "I Like Being American," editor Michael Leach has chosen to represent what is best about being a citizen of the United States. He does not den

Joe Bob's Drive-In: 13 Seconds

One thing you can say about "13 Seconds" -- it does NOT peter out at the end.
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-in Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas
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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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