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Henry Adams at the Des Moines Art Center: The Secret of Jackson Pollock's Mural

Henry Adams at the Des Moines Art Center: The Secret of Jackson Pollock's Mural

Jackson Pollock’s painting Mural, has always been regarded as his breakthrough work: the painting that moved him from the position of an aspiring novice to that of the greatest modern artist in the world. Owned by the University of Iowa since Guggenheim donated it in 1948, the painting is said to be worth $140 million. On June 3rd, 2012, to celebrate the temporary display of “Mural” at the Des Moines Art Center, Pollock biographer Henry Adams reveals more about both the painting and the artist, including Marianne Berardi's discovery of a possible secret dimension to the famous work. [59 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: Jackson Pollock’s painting Mural, has always been regarded as his breakthrough work: the painting that moved him from the position of an aspiring novice to that of the greatest modern artist in the world. Owned by the University of Iowa since Guggenheim donated it in 1948, the painting is said to be worth $140 million. On June 3rd, 2012, to celebrate the temporary display of “Mural” at the Des Moines Art Center, Pollock biographer Henry Adams reveals more about both the painting and the artist, including Marianne Berardi's discovery of a possible secret dimension to the famous work.

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