Ted Crossing was the man with the cheque who paid for Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles

Jasper Lindell
February 16 2020 - 4:30am

Ted Crossing, the Australian Treasury's man in New York, took a call on Friday, September 14, 1973 at his Fifth Avenue office. He was used to the Friday phone call, which had the power to disrupt the entire weekend.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined The Canberra Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, transport, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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