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"Covering Pollock" Features New Works by Richard Prince on the Artist Jackson Pollock

EAST HAMPTON, NY.- Guild Hall of East Hampton presents Richard Prince “Covering Pollock” featuring 27 new works that are focused on Jackson Pollock, a leader of the Abstract Expressionist group. The exhibition opens on Saturday August 13 and runs through October 17, 2011 throughout the entire museum. Acknowledged as one of the most important and influential artists of our time, Richard Prince uses appropriation to distill and disrupt America’s compulsive fascination with iconic brands, fame, and lifestyle. This is the first public viewing of “Covering Pollock” and the first museum exhibition of Richard Prince’s work on Long Island. Prince states, “Five years ago, I drew over a deKooning book and made paintings that were a take-off on deKooning’s ‘Women’ series. I also made the hand-drawn and collaged Franz Kline book as well. I think about what I can add to that history, to their work. W