Jackson Pollock in the news

My favorite painter is in the news again, but for good reasons. Lior Shamir, a computer scientist at Lawrence Technological University, has developed software that analyzes images and is able to authenticate a painting from 90% to 100% accuracy with the proper training and testing.

As an example, he analyzed 26 Jackson Pollock paintings initially and obtained over 90% accuracy. He then used 26 from earlier in his career to take into account his style changing over time, and was at 100% accuracy.

A controversial figure in both his art and personal life, he continues to fascinate people and keep his paintings alive and in our conversations.

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Jackson Pollock, Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist),1950, National Gallery of Art, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund

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