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Tweenies painting mistaken for a Jackson Pollock

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_481397.html?menu=news.quirkies

A painting featured on the Tweenies was reportedly mistaken for work by
modern artist Jackson Pollock.

The BBC is said to have received a complaint that the painting had been used
without permission from a charitable trust set up by Pollock's widow.

But it turned out the abstract piece had been created by set designers as a
stage prop to illustrate modern art.

They whitewashed an old painting and splashed blue and orange paint on it.

The Daily Mail reports a spokesman for the Pollock-Krasner Foundation
claimed to be unaware of the complaint, but added: "These things happen from
time to time."

Series producer Iain Lauchlan said: "They were hugely embarrassed. Once we
explained their mistake, they apologised and admitted they had been
convinced it was a genuine Jackson Pollock. It raised quite a laugh among
our staff."

He added: "The whole thing took five minutes (to create). To be honest, we
thought it looked nothing like a Pollock."

In the programme the Tweenies were shown watching a video featuring
paintings by the likes of Constable, Van Gogh and Monet.

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