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Re: Pollock stamp

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Sat, 20 Feb 1999 13:44:17 -0600

I think it is great that there is a Pollock stamp but I do not think it
is crucial to have the cigarette and drinking involved.
Can't we appretciate the art for what it is and not get involved with his
vices? I do understand that something of who we are is in our creations.
But it's just a stamp, not a whole exhibition of his work. If there was
a Tolouse - Latrec stamp would we need him to have a glass of absinthe?

Sharon Hause wrote:

> Have you been following the story on the news that has unveiled the
> Jackson Pollock stamp which shows him at his work, but the government
> has airbrushed "OUT" his signature cigarette from the image?
> Pollock was known to be a hard drinking, cigarette smoking artist.
> Shouldn't history be shown accurately?
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