Jackson Pollock’s dynamic painting style has inspired musicians in diverse genres. Now musical artists can tap directly into Pollock’s energy when they play the limited edition Jackson Pollock Studio Guitar or Jackson Pollock Studio Bass from Waterstone Musical Instruments of Nashville. Each instrument retails for $1,500, including a hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity. They can be ordered at pollockguitar.com. Proceeds from sales of the guitar will benefit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.
Pollock spread his canvas out flat on his studio floor and danced around it, using rhythmic gestures to apply liquid paint in vivid colors that often spilled over the edges onto the floor. After visiting the studio, Waterstone president Robert Singer got the idea of using a detail of the paint-spattered floor to decorate the face of a special line of instruments. “Pollock’s canvas caught the moment, but the floor documents the high point of an artist who changed the way people interpret expression,” said Singer. “To me, that’s the legacy of this project.”
“Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are iconic figures in the world of art and culture,” added Singer. “Waterstone is very excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center through the production of these unique instruments.”