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Actor and director Ed Harris will be one of those feted at a gala in New York City on April 25. Harris made his directing debut in the 2000 film in which he also starred. Harris tells The Associated Press that he got inspiration for the film by staying in the home Pollock shared with his wife Lee Krasner in the Springs neighborhood of East Hampton.

Besides the New York fundraiser, there also are exhibitions in Washington, D.C., and at the Pollock-Krasner home.

And Crocs is releasing a Pollock-inspired shoe this June, fashioned after the paint-splashed floor that visitors can still see in the barn the artist used as a studio.