The Creative Genius of Drip/Pour Painting
Revealed in the Masterful Works of Pollock’s Paradigm
Pollock’s Paradigm is the name given to a large collection of drip-pour masterworks attributed to Jackson Pollock. This collection was acquired beginning in 1955 from a girlfriend of Jackson Pollock named Helen. She had been in possession of the paintings at the time of Pollock’s untimely fatal car crash on August 11, 1956.
In 1978, a Los Angeles gallery owner bought a group of paintings from this same collection and source as all of the other Pollock’s Paradigm Paintings. Subsequently, this same individual, with the knowledge and facilitation of Charles Bergman and other Board Members of the Pollock Krasner Foundation, sold a number of those same paintings as authentic, original Jackson Pollock drip/pour paintings.
Gabor Nemeth (nemethartcenter.org) has been the target of lies, defamation and character assassination for decades, including claims that he painted the drip/pour paintings of the Pollock’s Paradigm Collection. In November of 2012, Mr. Nemeth was interviewed by the FBI twice and specifically asked the question “Did you paint these drip/pour paintings?” His answer was “No, I did not. I have had the same story for more than 40 years. I acquired them from an associate who knew a girlfriend of Pollock named Helen. She was in possession of these paintings when Jackson Pollock died in the car crash on August 11, 1956.” (NOT Ruth Kligman, as was erroneously stated in an article published in 2021 by a Western Colorado University program director, citing incorrect facts from a Los Angeles Times article published in September 2008, which erroneously stated that Ruth Kligman was the girlfriend who had these paintings at the time of the car crash. It has always been a woman named Helen. This same author committed defamation, slander, libel, and character assassination of Mr. Nemeth through dubious associations and incorrect facts in his article, and will be the target of legal action by Mr. Nemeth’s heirs.)
After interviewing him twice, the FBI determined that Mr. Nemeth did not paint the drip/pour paintings of the Pollock’s Paradigm Collection.
In May 2012, a former Director of the CIA (Stanford Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes Scholar, Yale Law School) met with the researchers of the Wyoming Working Group for three days to discuss the Pollock’s Paradigm project. After doing three months of his own due diligence on the research regarding the collection up to that point, this individual recommended to a client the acquisition of a painting from this collection for seven figures and helped facilitate that transaction. This individual had access to files and experts that regular researchers and skeptics did not. There is a great deal more to this story which will be the subject of an upcoming investigative journalism documentary series.
Our research has turned up evidence of an inventory document in Pollock’s own handwriting that denotes these paintings and others that have been ignored or suppressed by individuals in the past who have controlled the Pollock market and legacy.
Thomas Hart Benton, a leading figure in American Art, was one of Jackson Pollock’s most important and influential Art teachers. It is often overlooked that Benton was quoted as saying, “Of all the Art students I ever had, Jackson Pollock was the BEST COLORIST I EVER SAW”. Meaning Jackson Pollock’s use of color in his artworks was extraordinary, and criticism that some of the works in the Pollock’s Paradigm collection are “too colorful to be Pollock” is uninformed.
Detail from Pollock’s Paradigm A1
Detail from Pollock’s Paradigm B7
Detail from Pollock’s Paradigm B4
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