Sigmar Polke – Reinventing the Role of an Artist

Sigmar Polke - Filmvorführung (Movie screening), 1998, Seriegraphie, signed and numbered, size: 19 7/10 × 27 3/5 in - 50 × 70 cm. Edition of 70

Sigmar Polke – Filmvorführung (Movie screening), 1998, Screenprint, signed and numbered, size: 19 7/10 × 27 3/5 in – 50 × 70 cm. Edition of 70. Price € 4.800,-  Order Here

About Sigmar Polke

Working across an unusually broad range of media, including painting, photography, film, drawing and sculpture, Sigmar Polke is widely regarded as one of the most influential and experimental artists of the post-war generation. His irreverent wit and promiscuous intelligence, coupled with his exceptional grasp of the properties of his materials, provided the foundation for his punishing critiques of the conventions of art history and social behavior. Experimenting wildly with materials and tools as varied as meteor dust and the xerox machine, Polke made work of both an intimate and monumental scale, drawn from sources as diverse as newspaper headlines and Dürer prints. Polke avoided any one signature style, a fluid method best defined by the word “alibi,” which means “in or at another place.” This also is a reminder of the deflection of responsibility which shaped German behavior during the Nazi period, compelling Polke’s generation to reinvent the role of the artist.
Sigmar Polke (1941–2010) was born in Oels, in eastern Germany, now Olesnica in present-day Poland. At the end of World War II, Polke and his family fled to East Germany and, in 1953, escaped to Düsseldorf, where he was trained as a glass painter and subsequently studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Since the late 1960s, Polke’s work has been shown widely, including solo exhibitions at European and American museums. His last major work was a commission for 12 stained glass windows of the Grossmünster in Zurich, Switzerland, completed in 2009.

More Artwork by Sigmar Polke

Sigmar Polke: 'Aurora' , 2000, C - Print, signed by the artist, size: 65 x 68 cm. Publisher Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany.

Sigmar Polke: ‘Aurora’ , 2000, C – Print, signed an dated by the artist, size: 65 x 68 cm. Publisher Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany. Price € 2.200,- Order here!

Sigmar Polke - Aurora -

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Sigmar Polke - Hallucie, 1998, Original-Farboffset-Lithografie und Farbserigrafie, 1998. Auflage: 70 Exemplare auf Karton, handsigniert, nummeriert und datiert. Blattformat 70 x 50 cm

Sigmar Polke: ‘Hallucie’, 1998, lithograph and color screenprint, edition of 70, handsigned, numbered and dated, size: 70 x 50 cm. Order here!

Sigmar Polke - Der Kuchen ist alle, Farbserigrafie, 2006. lim. Auflage 40 Exemplare auf Lentikularfolie, kaschiert auf Karton (hier angeboten A.P.), nummeriert, handsigniert und datiert. Motivgröße: 83 x 59 cm. Blattformat: 94 x 67 cm

Sigmar Polke: ‘Der Kuchen ist alle (Cake is finished) ’, 2006, screenprint with Lenticular film, laminated, signed, dated and numbered, edition of  40 + A.P. Price: € 6.200,- Order here!

 

Sigmar Polke - Der erste Schnitt... 1995, [Der erste Schnitt, Der zweite Fall, Der dritte Stand], Set of 3 screenprints, each print 54,5 x 75 cm (21½ x 29½ in.), each signed and numbered. Edition of 60

Sigmar Polke: ‘Der erste Schnitt – Der erste Schnitt, Der zweite Fall, Der dritte Stand’, 1995, Set of 3 screenprints, each signed and numbered, edition of 60, size each print: 54,5 x 75 cm / 21½ x 29½ in. Price on request

 

Sigmar Polke - S. schmeckt Pfirsich von H., 1996, Grano lithograph, embossing, on rag paper, 59 x 77 cm (23¼ x 30¼ in.), signed and numbered. Edition of 60 + X.

Sigmar Polke: ‘S. schmeckt Pfirsich von H.’, 1996, Grano lithograph, embossing on rag paper, signed and numbered, edition of 60 + X. size: 59 x 77 cm / 23¼ x 30¼ in. Price on request

Sigmar Polke: ‘Affenschaukel’, 1995, Offset lithograph on handmade paper, signed and numbered, edition of 75 + X, picture size: 50 x 57.2 cm, total size: 55 x 75 cm

Sigmar Polke: ‘Affenschaukel’, 1995, Offset lithograph on handmade paper, signed and numbered, edition of 75 + X, picture size: 50 x 57.2 cm, total size: 55 x 75 cm. Price € 4.700,- Order here!