Show off the Pollock “Untiled 17” in our Backpack. Along with ta wo side pockets, and adjustable, padded shoulder straps, the main interior pocket fits up to 13″ laptops with plenty of room for easy access to your essentials.
- Zip-top closure
- Adjustable, padded shoulder straps
- Front zip, side slip pockets
- Padded interior laptop sleeve (fits up to 13″)
- Printed, cut, and handmade
- DIMENSIONS 10″ (W) x 15″ (H) x 6″ (D)
- Spot clean only
- Shell: 100% Polyester, Canvas
- Lining: 100% Polyester
- Estimated delivery: 15-30 business days
Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. He had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy. Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol-related car accident. In December 1956, he was given a memorial retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, and a larger more comprehensive exhibition there in 1967. More recently, in 1998 and 1999, his work was honored with large-scale retrospective exhibitions at MoMA and at The Tate in London. Pollock was introduced to the use of liquid paint in 1936 at an experimental workshop operated in New York City by the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros. He later used paint pouring as one of several techniques on canvases of the early 1940s, such as “Male and Female” and “Composition with Pouring I.” After his move to Springs, he began painting with his canvases laid out on the studio floor, and he developed what was later called his “drip” technique, turning to synthetic resin-based paints called alkyd enamels, which, at that time, was a novel medium. Pollock described this use of household paints, instead of artist’s paints, as “a natural growth out of a need.” He used hardened brushes, sticks, and even basting syringes as paint applicators. Pollock’s technique of pouring and dripping paint is thought to be one of the origins of the term action painting.