10.07.2011

awesome




1929 ceramic bookends by high school student Jackson Pollock (he went to Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles). At Cowan’s Auctions via The Arm via The New York Times:

“Alice Crosby studied at Manual Arts with Pollock, as did their friend Phillip Goldstein (who later changed his name to Philip Guston). Both men were smitten with her and sketched portraits of her as love tokens. . . . She kept the drawings, which are included with the Cowan’s lot. Pollock apparently hoped to outshine Guston with the ceramics experiments. How far either man’s relationship with Ms. Crosby progressed is not known.”








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