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Sigmar Polke

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Polke

Birthplace
Oelsnitz

Birth year
1941

Representing galleries

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2016 Soulèvements
Jeu de Paume
 
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2016 My Abstract World
me Collectors Room
 
Apr, 2016 Less Than One
Walker Art Center
 
Statement

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:

Jul, 2016 Brain Multiples at 25
1301PE
 
Jun, 2016 Holiday: Summer Group Show
Ibid.
 
May, 2016 Eine Winterreise
David Zwirner 537 W 20th
 
Mar, 2016 Polke und Richter
Museum Morsbroich
 
Dec, 2015 Aspects of German Art (Part 1) - Revisited
Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong
 
Nov, 2015 3 days in paris
Galerie Metropolis, Paris
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Sigmar Polke
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Sigmar Polke has Exhibited at these venues:

Jeu de Paume me Collectors Room
1301PE Ibid.
David Zwirner 537 W 20th Walker Art Center
Museum Morsbroich Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong
Galerie Metropolis, Paris Simon Lee
Zabludowicz Collection Contemporary Fine Arts
Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street Carré d'Art - Musée d'Art Contemporain
Akademie der Künste - Hanseatenweg Bortolami Gallery
Phillips de Pury & Company 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
The British Museum International Center of Photography (ICP) Museum
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
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 Papillon Galerie van Gelder
Art Gallery of New South Wales 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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