Jackson Pollock "A Centennial Retrospective"
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Immediately after World War II, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) altered the concept of painting significantly by means of an original style and technique in which he sprinkled paint all over a canvas spread on the floor. The art he produced during his brief 44-year long lifetime enabled him to become the first American artist to win truly international fame and today he is recognized all over the world as a cultural hero of the United States.
Although Pollock has also been highly acclaimed in Japan, exhibitions fully covering his work have not yet been held here. This exhibition is held in commemoration of the centennial of Pollock’s birth.
Comprised of works dating from his art student years, the acme during which he established his fame, and the later years when he was tormented by the decline in his creative ability, it is the first major exhibition to be held in Japan tracing the great marks he left on the art world.
There are works from foreign collections, including major works belonging to the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Together with all the works by Pollock that are currently known to be housed in Japan, approximately seventy exhibits will be gathered under one roof.
From 2012-02-10 To 2012-05-06
Closed on Monday except: March 19th, March 26th, April 2nd and April 30th
Despite his art superstar status, Jackson Pollock’s avant-gardism has proved a stumbling block in Japan, where he has seldom been exhibited. Surprisingly, “Jackson Pollock: A Centennial Retrospective” is the first major Pollock exhibition ever held in Japan...
Luckly I was in Tokyo in February and visited the Jackson Pollock exhibition. The show was quiet good with many works from his early years. The highlight was the large piece lent from Iran and some of his later works.
As I had seen the extensive Pollock retrospective at Tate Modern several years ago, seeing this exhibition showed many more lesser known pieces not shown at Tate. Several of the works at this exhibition reallyu touched a raw nerve, Jackson had so much talent and really inspires me as an artist. The show is worth visiting if you are in any way interested in Polllock's work.