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Jackson Pollock's floor was almost as beautiful as his art

Phil Edwards is a senior producer for the Vox video team.

Jackson Pollock's studio in 1991.

Jackson Pollock's studio in 1991. (Susan Wood/Getty Images)

You can always recognize the work of Jackson Pollock. Even when it's a floor.

This 1991 photograph of Jackson Pollock's East Hampton, New York, studio shows that it was maintained decades after Pollock died. And because Pollock used the noted drip painting style, in which paint and other materials fell onto the canvas, there were a few spills left over.

Another shot of Pollock's studio in 1991.

Another shot of Pollock's studio in 1991. (Susan Wood/Getty Images)

If you want to read more about Jackson Pollock — and decide if he was "the greatest living painter in the United States" — the original Life magazine profile remains a classic.

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