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Ed Harris

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Harris' take on Pollock
American artist Jackson Pollock moved to New York in 1930 to pursue his art, settling down in 1945 on Long Island with wife Lee Krasner. Pollock is probably most famous for his "drip" painting technique, part of his Abstract Expressionist works. Pollock's tumultuous life - including struggles with alcoholism and depression - was brought to the big screen by Ed Harris in the Academy Award-winning film "Pollock." Harris, who starred in and directed the film, was nominated for Best Actor, and Marcia Gay Harden won for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Krasner. (Friday, 1-3 p.m., FREE, Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Ave., 212-683-2520, nypl.org/locations/kips-bay)

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Nan Goldin
The best of the Louvre's paintings and sculptures, centered around the theme of love and desire, have come to NYC in the photographs of Nan Goldin. "Scopophilia" - "the love of looking" - is a 25-minute slide installation of more than 400 photographs pairing Goldin's autobiographical shots with photos of the Louvre's collection.(Closes Dec. 23, Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 W. 22nd St., 212-243-0200, matthewmarks.com/current-exhibitions)

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