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Wikipedia has some interesting facts about Jackson Pollock :
- In November 2006 Pollock’s ‘No. 5, 1948’ became the world’s most expensive painting, when it was auctioned to an undisclosed bidder for the sum of $140million. The previous owner was film and music-producer David Geffen, who was rumoured to be married to actor Keanu Reeves in the 90s. (Oh, how I love thee Wiki)
- Jackson Pollock is referred to in The Stone Roses‘ song Going Down, and several of the band’s record sleeves were paintings made by guitarist John Squire inspired by Pollock’s work.
- In 2006 a documentary, Who the Fuck Is Jackson Pollock? was released which featured a truck driver named Teri Horton who bought what may be a Pollock painting worth millions at a thrift store for five dollars.
- In an episode of the television series Family Guy the character Stewie Griffin compares his father’s unwashed underwear to a Jackson Pollock painting.