Jackson Pollock (Icons of America) Hardcover – 3 Feb 2012
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"Journalist and novelist Toynton ... lends her multifarious talent to the story of the turbulent life of iconic artist Jackson Pollock... Few are better suited to pen such a quotable and inspired contemporary portrait."-Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly "This is a Vasari-like narrative of Jackson Pollock, and a case study of his depression, his propensity to get into fist fights when drunk, to be taciturn when sober, and to let himself be taken care of by the women in his life. But it is also a story of how he 'broke the ice,' in de Kooning's words, enabling American painters to take world leadership in a fresh style of painting-huge, abstract, emotional, and direct. It is the book to read to find out what he was and was about."-Arthur Danto, author of Andy Warhol -- Arthur Danto "There was no shortage of aggression and nihilism in Pollock's short life... Toynton ably chronicles Pollock's gambol over the edge."-Justin Moyer, Washington Post -- Justin Moyer Washington Post "Absorbing"-Zocalo Public Square Zocalo Public Square
About the Author
Evelyn Toynton, a frequent contributor to Harper's and other publications, is the author of the novels 'Modern Art', a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and 'The Oriental Wife', to be published by Other Press in 2011. She lives in Norfolk, England.
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Another great book to add to my artist book collection of that era....