Monday, 21 November 2011

Aiming for perfect truth and authenticity

Apparently, when asked why he didn't paint representational pictures, Jackson Pollock replied  'Because we have machines to do that'.

Robert Hughes asserted that it is impossible to make a forgery of Pollock's work - I think this is making a  similar point from the other direction. True authenticity cannot be forged, though it is also, of course, impossible to achieve perfectly....

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