East Hampton & Jackson Pollock
So spent the weekend hosting friends in East Hampton (aka.. Pupschwitz) with JG and These Fun Bloggers. It wasn't warm or sunny.. so luckily we had
lots of alcohol made an appointment to tour the near by Pollock-Krasner House, the home and studio of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner.
Jackson's old studio is a work of art unto itself. The art history just breaths from every splinter of the old cedar shingled studio (Photo #3).
Unfortunately they don't allow any tourist photography in the Studio Barn. So you'll have to go see it for yourself.
But, just the experience of walking on the same floor where Pollock dripped his paint is almost a religious event for the Modern Art Obsessed.
The floor of the old studio looks just like his painting Lavender Mist. After taking our shoes off, and putting on the little foam booties, we were able to walk on this original old wooden studio floor during the tour.
Our docent (a retired EH Local Resident..photo #2) Myrna Klein was both entertaining and full of
local gossip & moral opinions information on the lives of Krasner and Pollock. Which of course kept even Dr. Quiz satisfied!
While they don't have much of Lee or Jackson's art work at the center, it's really an amazing piece of art history. It's well worth a vist, if you find yourself in the Hamptooons this summer.
Also.. The Guggenheim Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary of Pollocks tragic death will have a show this summer No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paintings on Paper
May 26–September 29, 2006