When Teri Horton, a 73-year-old former
long-haul truck driver with an eighth grade education,
bought a painting in a thrift shop for five dollars, she
didnít know that it would pit her against the highest and
mightiest people in the art world and perhaps change forever
the way art is authenticated.
Working with a forensic
scientist, Teri learned that a fingerprint on the back of
her canvas matched up with a fingerprint found on a can of
paint in the studio of Jackson Pollock. More research showed
that the paint on the floor of Pollockís studio matched the
paint on Teriís canvas. Because Teri knew that a Jackson
Pollock painting the size of hers was worth upwards of $50
million, she thought she had won the lottery. ďNot so fast,Ē
said the art establishment, which looked down its collective
nose at Teri and proclaimed her painting worthless.
WHO THE #$&% IS JACKSON POLLOCK? is a rollicking adventure
story that documents Teriís 15-year war with the art world,
lifts the veil on how art is bought and sold in America, and
introduces audiences to the funny, profane, and thoroughly
unforgettable Teri Horton.
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