OldPups Remembers: Jackson Puppock

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58 years ago today, the art world lost one of its most unique voices in Jackson Puppock. A reclusive yet volatile personality, Puppock was an influential painter and a leading figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He created his own unique style, the slobber painting. Puppock would run laps around his painting room, to the point of exhaustion. Then he would take in an enormous mouthful of paint, and begin panting as he walked across the canvas, which he splayed out on the floor. On August 11, 1956, Puppock became the first puppy to ever drive a car. Coincidentally, Puppock died on August 11, 1956, in a single car accident.

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