Feel Some New York Heat with Nigel Cooke

Feel Some New York Heat with Nigel Cooke

Who better to lovingly portray its many seasonal contrasts and dynamic street life than Nigel Cooke, an artist deeply in debt to American great Jackson Pollock, who studied, lived and worked in the Big Apple for many years.

Picture of the artist of Jackson Pollock "Number 31" in Museum of Modern Art on March 26, 2014 in New York, USA

Originally from Mirfield in West Yorkshire, Nigel now lives and works in Holmfirth – probably best known as the home of the long-running TV series Last of the Summer Wine, so about as far removed from the 24/7 high energy of New York City as it’s possible to be.

But it’s that remarkable ‘drip’ technique of Pollock’s that inspires Cooke so much, and lends itself particularly well to his vividly romantic and often rains-washed portraits of the city, including New York Heat, Don’t Dress for Dinner and New York Stroll.
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