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Sigmar Polke

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Current Exhibitions and Events
Mar, 2015 Group Exhibition

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:

Feb, 2015 The Radiants
Bortolami Gallery
Jan, 2015 Group Exhibition
galerie du jour agnès b.
Jan, 2015 Obsession
Maison Particulière
Jan, 2015 Looking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual - Selected by Cleopatra's
White Columns
Jan, 2015 Image Search
Hannah Hoffman Gallery
Dec, 2014 Fiona Banner selects from the V-A-C collection: Stamp Out Photographie
Whitechapel Gallery
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Sigmar Polke has Exhibited at these venues:

Ibid. Bortolami Gallery
galerie du jour agnès b. Maison Particulière
White Columns 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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