Jackson Pollock's Mural: The Story of a Modern Mas

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Jackson Pollock's "Mural": The Story of a Modern Masterpiece is a new documentary produced by the University of Iowa in collaboration with the University of Iowa Museum of Art. The film documents the truths and the myths surrounding this mammoth sized painting "Mural". Artist Jackson Pollock created the painting in 1943 for art patron and advocate Peggy Guggenheim, for her New York townhouse. This painting measuring approximately 20 feet long by 8 foot high changed the landscape of American modern painting forever. Pollock's creation ignited what would later be called "Abstract Expressionism", an art movement, which even the C.I.A. would embrace to further the cause of American freedom during the uneasy years of the Cold War.

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