Art - Science - Artists' fingerprints
- Dear Art Educators,
Here is a New York Times article that may interest you.
A Little Art, a Little Science, a Little 'CSI'
By SIMON A. COLE
Published: December 31, 2006
When it comes to tracing the origin of a work or an artist,
fingerprint analysis may be as much opinion as science.
Copied from the article:
Another artist's fingerprint is central to the documentary film "Who
the $#%& Is Jackson Pollock?," released last month in New York. The
movie, directed by Harry Moses, recounts the now-familiar story of
Teri Horton, a retired truck driver from Costa Mesa, Calif., who found
what she claims is a Pollock drip painting in a thrift store. The
painting's history is unknown, and Ms. Horton's attempts to have it
authenticated by an expert have consistently failed.
A separate article was featured a while back on the Pollock style drip painting.
New York Times online is free.
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