Jackson Pollock’s painting in Tokyo.
Paul Jackson Pollock was well known for his uniquely defined style of drip painting. He enjoyed tremendous fame and popularity in his life time. For the first time since 1970s a major painting is being allowed to leave Iran. The painting titled “Mural on Indian Red Ground” by famous U.S. artist Jackson Pollock is on loan to The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art. The museum is celebrating Pollack’s 100th birth year with an exhibition titled “Jackson Pollock: A Centennial Retrospective”.
The painting which is valued at $250 million was originally purchased by Empress Farah the wife of Iran’s Shah Pahlavi in 1976. Since the Shah of Iran was overthrown in 1979, the painting was in possession of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Farah Pahlavi the only Empress (Shahbanou) of modern Iran is still quoted as Empress out of courtesy by the foreign media as well as by supporters of the monarchy.
The exhibition which opened on February 10th will end on May 6th 2012 and will include Jackson’s Pollock’s 70 other works. For the first time Pollock’s painting is being placed for exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art. This event is special as the painting is set for exhibition after being under ownership of Iran never left and has never left from there before.
It’s a great opportunity for Jackson Pollock fans to get the view of such iconic painting that is a reflection of its maker and his art of drip painting.