publication date: Monday, April 8, 2002 (part of Round XVII)

category: Art

clue: Ed Harris gave a spotty performance. Funny, he didn't seem Polish.

explanation: Pollock was famous for inventing the "drip" method, in which the artist flicks the paint at the canvas to create a seemingly arbitrary arrangement of spots ("spotty"). Actor Ed Harris played him in the movie "Pollock." The phrase "he didn't seem Polish" is a play on his last name, which could be respelled "polock." more…

solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Aaron Fischer, Jackie Mason, Kelly Lee, Kelly Stokes, Jeff Flom, Andy Hubbartt, and Matt Babula

player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Matt Babula.

trivia: No one complained about the ethnic slur in the clue. Both the presence of the slur and the lack of complaint was unusual for this game at the time.


Similar Goos

Nam June Paik

I put up the goo for this flux-uating Korean artist a month late. Go »

Leonardo da Vinci

Being sketchy isn't all this inventor shares with the drowned cheesehead. Go »

Chris Peters

This artist came from deep within the artistic body of Los Angeles. Go »

Jason deCaires Taylor

His artwork may be drowning, but his reputation is flurishing. Go »

Margaret Keane

This artist had an eye-opening day in court when she revealed that her husband's famous paintings were in fact her own. Go »

Rembrandt van Rijn

This Dutch artist will be there for you if you want to learn how to be an outstanding painter. Go »