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Sigmar Polke

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Representing galleries

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jan, 2015 Group Exhibition
galerie du jour agnès b.
Jan, 2015 Obsession
Maison Particulière
Jan, 2015 Image Search
Hannah Hoffman Gallery
Dec, 2014 Fiona Banner selects from the V-A-C collection: Stamp Out Photographie
Whitechapel Gallery
Dec, 2014 ".....Höhere Wesen befehlen": Works on Paper from the Frieder Burda Collection
KunstHall - Deutsche Bank
Nov, 2014 Eurasia. A View on Painting.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin
Oct, 2014 Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010
Tate Modern

Sigmar Polke (13 February 1941 – 10 June 2010) was a German painter and photographer. Polke's creative output during the 1960s and 1970's a time of enormous social, cultural, and artistic changes in Germany and elsewhere, demonstrate most vividly his imagination, sardonic wit, and subversive approach in his drawings, watercolors, and gouaches he produced . Embedded in these images are incisive and parodic commentaries on consumer society, the postwar political scene in Germany, and classic artistic conventions.

In 2007, Vienna's Museum Moderner Kunst held an exhibition of Polke's work entitled, "Sigmar Polke: Retrospektive" that spanned his career from his appropriations of Pop imagery and continuing through decades of perplexing compositions and clever critiques to arrive at current works that employ a haze of chemicals, minerals, and paints.

Artist Photo above by Franziska Adriani, courtesy of Tate Modern

Recent Exhibits

Sigmar Polke participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2014 The Distance to Things – The Proximity to Things
Paul Kasmin Gallery/PK Shop
Oct, 2014 A Drawing Show
Matthew Marks Gallery - 526 W. 22nd St.
Jul, 2014 The Believable Lie: Heinecken, Polke, and Feldmann
Cleveland Museum of Art
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
Jul, 2014 Contemporary Art: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Law Building)
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galerie du jour agnès b. Maison Particulière
Hannah Hoffman Gallery Whitechapel Gallery
KunstHall - Deutsche Bank Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin
Paul Kasmin Gallery/PK Shop Tate Modern
Matthew Marks Gallery - 526 W. 22nd St. Cleveland Museum of Art
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Law Building) Skarstedt
Kunstmuseum Bonn Artists Space: Exhibitions
Moscow Museum of Modern Art [25 Petrovka] MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
Museum Kunstpalast Michael Werner Gallery - New York
Contemporary Fine Arts The British Museum
International Center of Photography (ICP) Presentation House Gallery
DODGE Gallery Dairy Art Centre
ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Raven Row
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art firstsite
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt ESSL MUSEUM
The Kunstverein Hamburg Royal Hibernian Academy
Petach Tikva Museum Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
McMaster Museum of Art Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Barbican Art Gallery Hamburger Kunsthalle
OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art Zentrum Paul Klee
Centre culturel suisse de Paris Rasterfahndung - Tracing the grid
Invisible-Exports Martin-Gropius-Bau
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
The Art Institute of Chicago Brooke Alexander
La Maison Rouge Ludwig Museum and Contemporary Art Museum ( Budapest)
Regen Projects (West Hollywood) Galerie CRONE
Koenig & Clinton Kupferstichkabinett
Galerie Claudine Papillon Galerie van Gelder
Art Gallery of New South Wales Walker Art Center
David Zwirner- 519 W. 19th Rubell Family Collection
The Centre of International Modern Art Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
Galerie Michael Werner Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
ARARIO Gallery (Seoul) ARARIO GALLERY (Cheonan)
Patrick Painter Melrose Gallery Michael Benevento
MALONEY FINE ART (Los Angeles) Kim Light / LightBox
Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave. Galerie Chantal Crousel
MOCA Pacific Design Center Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC
Patrick Painter Inc. Mitchell-Innes & Nash - Madison Ave.
Marta Herford Perry Rubenstein Gallery - W. 23rd St.
Getty Center Los Angeles
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