Sigmar Polke – Between Dream and Nightmare

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,  Freundinnen, Girlfriends, 1965-1966, / 2017, Fine Art Print, 300/ Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the Original Dispersion paint on canvas, size: 150 x 190 cm, Froehlich Collection, Stuttgart. Fine Art Print Picture size: 80 x 35,8 cm, total size: 100 x 75 cm. © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London.  Price € 350.- Order here.

 

Sigmar Polke, Untitled (Quetta, Pakistan), 1974-1978 / 2017, Fine Art Print, 300/ Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the Original Gelatin silver print with applied colour, size: 57 x 86 cm. Courtesy: Glenstone Photographer: Alex Jamison. Fine Art Print Picture size: 80 x 35,8 cm, total size: 100 x 75 cm. © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London. Price € 350.- Order here.

 

Sigmar Polke, Alice in Wonderland, 1971 / 2017, Fine Art Print, 300/ Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the Original Acrylic, spray paint, poster paint, and metallic paint on pattered fabric, size: 310 x 286 cm. Private Collection. Fine Art Print picture size: 80 x 35,8 cm, total size: 100 x 75 cm.  © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London. Price € 350.- Order here.

 

Sigmar Polke, Police Pig, 1986 / 2017, Fine Art Print, 300/ Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the Original Acrylic on canvas, size: 302 x 225 cm. Private Collection. Fine Art Print Picture size: 80 x 35,8 cm, total size: 100 x 75 cm.  © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London. Price € 350.- Order here.

Sigmar Polke, Spingbrunnen (Fountain), 1966 / 2018, Fine Art Print, 300/m² Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the original painting, oil, crayon, and graphite on linen in 1962. Fine Art Print size: Image: 30 x 22 1/2 in / 76,2 x 57,15 cm. © The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, SFMOMA / © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London. Price € 450.- Order here.

Sigmar Polke, Untitled, Mushroom, 1975 / 2017, Fine Art Print, 300/ Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the Original Photographic emulsion with acrylic and spray paint on canvas, size: 40 x 50 cm. ACT Art Collection, Germany. Fine Art Print picture size: 44 x 54 cm, total size: 60 x 80 cm. © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London. Price € 350.- Order here.

Sigmar Polke, The Spirits that Lend Strength are Invisible V (Otter Creek), 1988 / 2017, Fine Art Print, 300/ Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the Original Silver leaf, Neolithic tools, and synthetic resin on canvas, size: 300 x 400 cm, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Fine Art Print picture size: 80 x 35,8 cm, total size: 100 x 75 cm. © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London. Price € 350.- Order here.

 

Sigmar Polke, Scissors, 1982 / 2017, Fine Art Print, 300/ Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the Original Acrylic, iron mica on furnishing fabric, size: 290 x 290 cm. Private Collection. Fine Art Print picture size: 80 x 35,8 cm, total size: 100 x 75 cm. © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London. Price € 350.- Order here.

 

Sigmar Polke, The Palm Painting, 1962 / 2017, Fine Art Print, 300/ Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the  Original Dispersion paint on patterned fabric, size: 91 x 75 cm. Private Collection. Fine Art Print picture size: 80 x 35,8 cm, total size: 100 x 75 cm. © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London. Price € 350.- Order here.

Sigmar Polke, Watchtower, 1984 / 2017, Fine Art Print, 300/ Purcell Ultrasmooth matte fine art paper, fade resistant. Based on the Original Enamel paint on bubble wrap, size: 300 x 225 cm. IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain. Fine Art Print picture size: 80 x 35,8 cm, total size: 100 x 75 cm.  © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / DACS, London. Price € 350.- Order here.

 

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

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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!

 

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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. Price upon request!

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 upon 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 upon 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!

SIGMAR POLKE, Original Exhibition Poster, 1993, color offset, Fundació Espai Poblenou, Barcelona, size: 68 x 74 cm / 26,7 x 29,1 inch, very good condition. Literature: Axel Ciesielski, Claus von der Osten - Sigmar Polke Plakate - Snoeck Verlag 2013, Nr. 65

SIGMAR POLKE, Original Exhibition Poster, 1993, color offset, Fundació Espai Poblenou, Barcelona, size: 68 x 74 cm / 26,7 x 29,1 inch, very good condition. Literature: Axel Ciesielski, Claus von der Osten – Sigmar Polke Plakate – Snoeck Verlag 2013, Nr. 65. Very good condition. Price € 195.- Order here!