|Jackson Pollock (white shirt) and Herbert Matter in a photo|
said to have been made in Matter's Tudor City studio.
|One of the purported Tudor City Pollocks. They are all small works, the largest measuring 16 X 18 inches.|
“Pollock (1946-49) / Tudor City (1940-1949) / 32 Jackson experimental works (gift + purchase) / Bad condition / 4 both sides. All drawing boards / Robi paints / Macdougal Alley 1958."
The discovery of the artworks deeply divide the Jackson Pollock experts, a once-united group now heatedly split over their authenticity. Some call them "the scholarly thrill of a lifetime," others sneer they're "imitations." In the end, science makes the call. Chemical analysis conducted at Harvard concludes that some of the pigments of paint used were not commercially available until long after Pollock's death in 1956.
|Another purported Tudor City Pollock.|