FACT Recommends: Jackson Pollock the musical
25 January 2011
Driven genius, misunderstood drunk, the most influential, elusive and provocative artist of the modern world?\r\n
A tragi-comic, imaginary musical journey to discover the nature of the greatest American painter of the 20th Century, his death by car crash and his continuation in the Underworld.\r\n
Jackson Pollock the Musical is a libretto for a musical based on the life and times of this Abstract Expressionist painter. Married to this story is the Greek myth of Prometheus, a powerful metaphor for the human condition and Jackson Pollock in particular.\r\n
With eighteen original songs ranging through traditional spiritual, folk, bebop, swing, music hall, free jazz, concrete and early electronic/experimental audio.\r\n
"I have always found Jackson Pollock the most interesting abstract expressionist and a drunken and tragic figure, and I hope this book has a deserved success." - George Melly
Winner of the Urbis Best of Manchester Awards 2007, Visual Arts category.
Available in the FACT Shop and online.