“Mural”, Jackson Pollock

How Jackson Pollock and the CIA Teamed Up to Win The Cold War

Unlikely bedfellows, ironic subterfuge, and the American Left

Michael R. McBride
6 min readOct 15, 2017

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“I could do that.”

We’ve all thought it, whether out loud or in secret, standing in the hallowed halls of museums of modern art across the world witnessing the violent glorified entropy of abstract expressionism.

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Michael R. McBride

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