Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006) – 2.5/5

Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

An interesting look at the differences btwn the “art world” and the real world more than anything.

A woman trucker buys a painting for $5 at a thrift store for a friend. She winds up trying to sell it in a garage sale and someone says they think it might be a Jackson Pollock painting.

She tries to find out if it is and prove the art world wrong. Ultimately, it becomes a matter of principle to her and, imo, she’s way too stubborn about it.


I can kinda see turning down the $2 million from the anonymous offerer. I guess you cd think that anyone offering to pay that much must think it’s worth something and if it’s worth anything (b/c it’s a Pollock) then it’s worth a lot more than that.

However, she cd have secured her family’s future w/ that so I think she probably sd have taken it. Again, we learn at the end that she has since turned down an offer of $9 million. Now I think she’s been crazy, stubborn and selfish.

Wanting to prove the art world wrong and make them admit it is just as bad as them being that way, imo.

Haiku Summary
Woman finds cheap art.
May be Pollock. Finger print
matches. Take $9 mill!


If you want to know and see more about Jackson Pollack, check out Artsy’s Jackson Pollock page which provides visitors with Pollock’s bio, over 50 of his works, exclusive articles, and up-to-date Pollock exhibition listings. The page even includes related artist & category tags, plus suggested contemporary artists, allowing viewers to continue exploring art beyond our Pollock page.

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