This week's Hamptons Happiness is about Jackson Pollock, an American abstract artist (1912 - 1956.) Jackson Pollock's artwork looks as if he splattered paint on a canvas, when in fact he actually mastered the drip painting technique working all four sides of a canvas. He, along with his wife, Lee Krasner (also an artist) had a home and art studio in the Springs section of East Hampton. It wasn't until this summer that I further explored my basic knowledge of Jackson Pollock. My daughter (age 4) and I took classes offered at his art studio the month of July. What a treat! To stand on the grounds where Jackson Pollock created his famous artwork, with the most expensive one selling at $140 million, was an amazing feeling. My daughter and I listened, learned and tried our hands at making Jackson Pollock creations!
When you've reach this sign located at 830 Springs Fireplace Road you've reached the beginning of a memorable experience.
His home, the front.
His home, the back.
The home interior was simple and basic.
Here's my first painting, which in no way resembles a Jackson Pollock. It is much harder than it appears!
To learn more about Jackson Pollock and to view his $140 million dollar artwork, look at wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Pollock
To view more images of his property, now run by Stony Brook University: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse/
Happy "Hamptons" Monday!