living in: pollock


If Pollock is to be believed, being a genius ain’t easy. And why would it be? As one of the first major American abstract painters, Jackson Pollock had his work cut out for him, powering through negative criticism until his work was accepted by the art community and the world at large. Though his life was ruled by self-destruction, he got things aesthetically right. — Amy Merrick

1. Vintage Brushes, $10; 2. Jadeite Mugs, $30; 3. Jackson Pollock Print, $2; 4. Farmhouse Sink, $2099; 5. Kitchen Towels, $15; 6. Rotary Phone, $57; 7. Hand Brush, $9; 8. Fieldnotes, $12.50; 9. Enamel Coffee Pot, $60; 10. Filament Bulb, $9

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A light-filled Greenwich Village studio, minimal furniture and masculine accessories — all pluses for setting a nice looking scene. Seeing him dance around a canvas, paint flinging and swinging, it’s obvious that he was a master maker. Tortured soul aside, he makes me want to grab a brush and get dripping.

1. Truman Sconce, $129; 2. Arrow Sign, $32; 3. Rite in the Rain Notebook, $4; 4. Folding Scissors, $1; 5. Vintage Easel, $995; 6. F-Troop Work Boots, $99; 7. Vintage Work Bench, $2495; 8. IBM Clock, $235; 9. Paintbrush, $; 10. Gamsol Mineral Spirits, $4


This has me dreaming of a Pollock-inspired painted floor or maybe a giant rug or wall hanging. Some abstract, celestial painted fabric hanging over a bed would be nice.


Like Pollock pictures but may be I prefer personally Rothko !! But this is more a question of personal taste!! In any case a great study would be one of my dreams!!

Ruth Moser

It was interesting to see the photo of him starting a canvas with those scribbled marks. Love those lived in interiors.

Heidi (AlpineGypsy)

I’ve always wanted to watch this film….on my ever-growing list already! The stills look fantastic, and I just love that kitchen with the claw-foot bath tub right there, wonderful….hehe…. Heidi


Everytime there is a new post somebody writes ‘such a coincidence!- I just saw this last night!’ Now I’m that person :)
It is indeed very inspirational to watch someone paint!


I just watched a movie that would be great for Living In – “The Goodbye Girl”. Fabulous 70’s decor!