Jackson Pollock: Blue Poles

A Film by Alison Chernick


The fulsome story of Jackson Pollocks Blue Poles is extraordinary - a painting by an American artist that defined visual arts culture for museums in Australia. Arguably Pollock’s greatest work, the controversy of the sale in 1973 almost brought down the Australian government and is now estimated to be the highest priced artwork in the world. There is a lure, a majesty about this modern American painting and the short life of Jackson Pollock. The film puts the painting into art historical context- where the world was in the 1950s and explains why it’s often discussed as one of the greatest paintings in history.