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The CBC reports accidental collector Teri Horton, star of the 2006 documentary Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock, has teamed up with Toronto’s Gallery Delisle in an attempt to sell her thrift store find. Still valued at 50 million, and without the authentication of the International Foundation for Art Research, the painting has been the source of much controversy, since forensic scientist Peter Paul Biro produced findings (such as finger print evidence) that indicate Pollock made the painting.
Ex-truck driver Teri Horton continues to be her charming self. The CBC includes several quotes from her explaining that an international buyer better deserves the piece than the American establishment who originally rejected the painting’s authenticity. She’s quick to explain of course, that should an American buyer appear it wouldn’t hold up the sale. Meanwhile, responding to a reporter at the CBC she says,
“Do I personally think it’s worth [$50 million]? Hell no. It’s worth the $5 I gave for it. It’s ugly.”
She expressed a little more interest in the painting two years ago, when I asked her if she still thought it was a piece of shit, though not much. “Well, the only way I can explain that is that the whole painting to me is based on principle,” she began, “and what I want to do with it and the barriers I've run into to accomplish the authenticity of it, but as far it as a piece, it's not my forte, I don't care for abstract, never have, I don't care if it's a Pollock or whoever, but I did see it, one time on the wall, of somebody’s – somebody who had it on the wall and had the proper lighting, and I have to admit it was beautiful”¦it had the right lighting, the right environment, and it was pretty it really was, but me, I don't like abstract, I like Norman Rockwell, so”¦you know.”
Originally via: The Art News Blog