Artist Michael Pollock passed away today at the age of 85, his family said.
Pollock had been in a coma for more than two years after being admitted to the hospital in September, and his family had asked for privacy to allow him to recover, his brother, Alan Pollock told AFP news agency.
Pollack, an acclaimed painter of a wide range of styles, had been living in Paris since the 1970s.
He was a key figure in a French painting movement that brought new attention to classical paintings and encouraged the arts to explore their inner lives.
The work featured in the exhibition “Café Etiquette” is a classic in the tradition of Pollock.
“This is one of the most important paintings of his, but it’s also one of his most difficult.
“His work always was more than he could imagine. “
His work was never finished. “
His work always was more than he could imagine.
His work was never finished.
It was always on the edge of the abyss, always being created from the depths of his own soul.”
Pollock’s work often took on a more surreal and surrealistic quality.
The painting “Ode to Joy” (1958) is perhaps the most famous of his works, and was painted by Pollock in a dreamscape of the house of his girlfriend at the time, Maria Blavatsky, in New York City.
The subject is a woman who is not real, but is being played by a young man.
It is one in a series of surrealist paintings Pollock wrote about in his late work “Visions of a Dream.”
Pollocks most famous works are “The Wind in the Willows” (1960), the painting “Tales of the Black Dahlia” (1972), and “A Thousand Plateaus” (1975).
The last one, the work “The Glass Menagerie” (1982), is a portrait of the artist.
In his last few years, Pollock received a number of honorary doctorates, including a Baccalaureate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Art from the Royal Academy of Arts, among others.