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Sigmar Polke – Happy Valentine’s Day 2016

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
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    Sigmar Polke (13 February 1941 – 10 June 2010)


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    Sigmar Polke, Country Mouse and City Mouse (lies and wonders of the painting), 1997, Plastic seal on polyester fabrics, 280 x 350 cm


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    Ich mach das schon Jess [I’ll Take Care of That, Jess] 1972 Oil on felt 315 x 285 cm 124 x 112″

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  • Sigmar Polke R.I.P

    Friday, June 11th, 2010
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  • NYtimes Roberta Smith

    Sigmar Polke, an artist of infinite, often ravishing pictorial jest, whose sarcastic and vibrant layering of found images and maverick, chaos-provoking painting processes left an indelible mark on the last four decades of contemporary painting, died yesterday in Cologne, Germany. He was 69; the cause was complications of cancer, according to Gordon Veneklasen, a partner at the Michael Werner Gallery New York, the artist’s chief American representative.

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    R.I.P Sigmar Polke (High and Low Between)

    Mono Blog on Sigmar P.

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    A great collection of Polke prints here

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    Yet another Edition

    Sigmar Polke’s editions are not something the artist “does on the side”. They highlight the reproductive techniques which his paintings also return to time after time: printing, complete with raster dots, photographs and Xeroxes. The editions literally render what the paintings simply translate. But they also translate what the artist himself has painted, or anticipate it. The editions are an important element in Polke’s enquiry into the representation and duplication of the world.


    Sunday, April 30th, 2006
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    Lager by Sigmar Polke (the wired image is from German concentration camp)

    Size A – He really liked the film Double Suicide.

    Size B
    “I didn’t want to harm the man. I thought he was a very nice gentleman….
    (Saw “Capote” by Bennet Miller yesterday. )

    Size C
    Look they are growing,
    Adjustable Wall Bra by Vito Acconci.

    Size D

    Sigmar Polke

    Sigmar Polke is a brilliantly witty artist. I use the word ‘wit’ in the way it was used of English 17th-century poetry, to describe a ranging and probing intelligence that investigates everything, connecting disparate images and ideas. He can be flatly comic and slapstick. He can equally make layered and ambiguous images of great subtlety. He does not preach or hector; I have the sense that he expects his audience to participate in the rueful irony – and in the delight – with which he presents his phantasmagoria. He has constructed, arguably, the most complete language I know for describing modern reality.

    (A. S. Byatt writing for Tate Modern.)