Torturing the Artist: Celebrity and Trope in Media Representations of the Abstract Expressionists.

Cavise, Phoebe.

2018

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  • This thesis explores the means and effects of the media’s use of the Tortured Artist trope in building Celebrity. In particular, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko are used as case studies in understanding this ongoing process of “celebritization.” The topic is examined through analyzing significant representations of the artists in the media published during their lifetimes and today - the latter be... read more
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