I’m not a doctor but to me this self-portrait is a clear cry for help. Ten years after painting this Pollack will kill himself by getting drunk and crashing his car into a tree.  In the art world there are many examples of creative geniuses that also suffered from mental illness and substance abuse. This week I will examine the paintings of some of these tortured souls, for clues of their mental instability. I hope one of my paintings doesn’t show up on Friday!


January 19, 2015

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