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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
What inspires a collector and when do personal collections become something more? Join us on select Fridays and Saturdays in January and February to explore the on-screen stories of passionate collectors who have helped shape the twenty-first-century art museum landscape.
Saturday, January 6, 2 pm: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Friday, January 12, 7:30 pm: Adele’s Wish
Saturday, January 27, 2 pm: Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
Friday, February 16, 7 pm: Herb and Dorothy
Saturday, February 17, 2 pm: Iris
ABOUT WHO THE #$&% IS JACKSON POLLOCK?
After Teri Horton, a 73-year-old semi-truck driver with an eighth-grade education, bought a large splatter painting for her friend at the Dot Spot Thrift Shop in San Bernardino, California, for $5, she was forced to sell it in her own garage sale when her friend said it would not fit in her house trailer. An art teacher who spotted the painting commented that it might be an original work by Jackson Pollock—and potentially worth $50 million. This documentary follows Horton, her son, and a forensics specialist as they attempt to prove to the world, or more specifically the art community, that this unlikely find is a true modern masterpiece. In Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? veteran documentary filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy in the world of high-priced artwork as he paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America. (2006 | Rated PG-13 | 1 hour, 14 minutes)
Watch the trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=rIVu6HeweT0