If you’ve never made the trip to see Jackson Pollock’s house and studio in the Hamptons, October is the perfect time. The Pollock house is located in the Springs area of East Hampton, only 2 hours by car from Manhattan. Set on a large, picturesque parcel of land, you can spend a few hours walking the bucolic property, once home to Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner.
The studio where Pollack painted most of his infamous drip paintings and worked until his untimely death in 1956, looks almost untouched since the day he stopped painting. The floor of his studio is splattered with paint and for those familiar with his works, outlines of different pieces can be spotted.
The property is open May through October but October is open by appointment only. With any luck, a visit this month could mean that you get to walk the vast property, the house Pollack and Krasner lived in (complete with their record and book collection), and the airy painting studio that was at the forefront of the abstract expressionist movement.
If you are looking for a getaway for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend, then we suggest booking a room at The Maidstone in East Hampton and seeing the Pollock House on Saturday. A perfect fall weekend break from the City.Pollock/Krasner House. 830 Springs-Fireplace Road. East Hampton. New York. 11937. Tel: 631 324 8768. Open May–October on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Closed Sundays–Wednesdays The Maidstone. 207 Main Street. East Hampton. New York. 11937. Tel: 631 324 5006