Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jack Pollock's Last Visit

Gallery owner and artist, Jack Pollock, dropped into KRG back in 1992 after leading one of his art walks—it would be his last visit. He told Don Robinson that he was glad that KRG represented Morrisseau at this stage in the artist's life. In an excerpt from Pollock's memoir titled Dear M, Jack recalls the first time he met Norval, "As I walked in, [Morrisseau] scared the sh*t out of me because he started chanting and banging a drum. He was having fun, really having me on ... But then he went over to the table and picked up a brush and did this magnificent painting ... I got goosebumps. I knew he was a genius." Courtesy McClelland & Stewart. Jack Pollock is pictured seated inside KRG viewing Morrisseau's mighty Thunderbird painting.

Here’s a follow-up post that you'll want to read: When Jack Met Norval
See also: Jack Pollock at Wiki
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