Saturday, March 10, 2018

Jack Pollock at KRG

Jack Pollock in 1990
“I got goosebumps. I knew he was a genius.”
Notable art dealer Jack Pollock, who first discovered Morrisseau, liked to drop into Kinsman Robinson Galleries after leading his local art tours. Pollock is pictured admiring Norval Morrisseau’s mighty Sacred Eagle With Circles of Life painting. Jack said that he was glad that Kinsman Robinson Galleries represented Morrisseau at this stage in Norval’s life.

In an excerpt from Pollock’s memoir titled Dear M, he 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—a brilliant, brilliant manipulator. But then he went over to the table and picked up a brush and did this magnificent painting—and scared the sh*t out of me again. I got goosebumps. I knew he was a genius.” Courtesy McClelland and Stewart.
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