The beginning of the crisis dates back to 1952, eventually driving Pollock to his grave. Scandalous fame did not bring him, by and large, neither widespread recognition nor money. The family was falling apart before our eyes. Works were not sold. The artist drank, ever less coming up to the canvas.
And yet Pollock agreed to fulfill the request of his friend, architect Tony Smith, who offered him to paint a picture in the style of his star, 1950, year. As a result, the Blue Poles were created. The width of this canvas reaches almost five meters, its entire surface is densely covered with paint. “Blue poles” is often called the “Baroque painting.”