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Sigmar Polke Art

German, 1941-2010
Sigmar Polke was an influential German artist whose inventive paintings and photographs used non-traditional materials, such as meteorite dust or detergent. The artist once stated,“There has to be an element in of risk-taking for me in my work.” His wry probing of aesthetic taste is evident in his work “Alice im Wunderland (Alice in Wonderland)” (1972), a painting layered with irony, psychological states, and fiction. Born on February 13, 1941, in Oels, Polke and his family were expelled to East Germany after the World War II. Growing up in the German Democratic Republic left a lasting impact on the artist, especially the sensorial overload of consumer culture he experienced upon moving to West Germany in 1953. While studying at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Polke, Gerhard Richter, and Konrad Lueg created what is now known as capitalist realism. Together, these artists responded to the nationalistic themes of socialist realism, while also critiquing West Germany’s burgeoning consumer society. Polke’s work went on to have a profound impact on a generation of young American artists, including Julian Schnabel and David Salle. Polke died on June 10, 2010, in Cologne, Germany, at the age of 69. Today, his works are included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Kunstmuseum Bonn in Germany, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, among others.
(Biography provided by Rosenbaum Contemporary)
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Sigmar Polke, Der Teufel von Berlin - Screenprint, Pop Art, Signed Print
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Hamburg, DE
Sigmar Polke (German, 1941-2010) The Devil from Berlin, 2001 Medium: Screen print in colours Dimensions: 27 2/5 × 19 1/2 in (69.5 × 49.5 cm) Edition of 75: Hand signed, dated and num...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sigmar Polke Art

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Screen

Sigmar Polke: Dr Pabscht het z’Schpiez s’Schpäckbschteck z’schpät bschteut
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Hamburg, DE
Sigmar Polke (German, 1941-2010) Dr Pabscht het z’Schpiez s’Schpäckbschteck z’schpät bschteut (Parkett No. 30), 1980/91 Medium: Digital print on vinyl with acrylic lacquer, mounted o...
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Late 19th Century Pop Art Sigmar Polke Art

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Acrylic, Digital

Sigmar Polke, S. schmeckt Pfirsich von H. - 1996, Lithograph, Signed Print
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Hamburg, DE
Sigmar Polke (German, 1941-2010) S. schmeckt Pfirsich von H. (S. Tastes Peach from H.), 1996 Medium: Grano-lithograph in colours with embossing, on Bütten board Dimensions: 59.1 × 77...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Sigmar Polke Art

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Lithograph

Sigmar Polke, Untitled (Spazierstock) - German Pop Art, Signed Print
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Hamburg, DE
Sigmar Polke (German, 1941-2010) Untitled (Spazierstock), 1985 Medium: Offset lithograph in colours, on paper Dimensions: 19 7/10 × 27 3/5 in (50 × 70 cm) Edition of 120: Hand signed...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Sigmar Polke Art

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Offset

Sigmar Polke, Bargeld Lacht: Pop Art, Capitalist Realism, Signed Print
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Hamburg, DE
Sigmar Polke (German, 1941 – 2010) Bargeld Lacht, 2002 Medium: Colour offset and screenprint on cardboard Dimensions: 70 × 50 cm Edition of 70 + X: Hand signed, numbered and dated Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sigmar Polke Art

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Offset, Screen

Dr Pabscht het z’Schpiez s’Schpäckbschteck z’schpät bschteut
By Sigmar Polke
Located in New York, NY
"Dr Pabscht het z’Schpiez s’Schpäckbschteck z’schpät bschteut (tongue twister in Swiss-German: The pope ordered the bacon cutlery in Spiez too late)", 1980/1991 (for Parkett 30) Comp...
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1990s Sigmar Polke Art

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Inkjet

"Samson and Delilah" screenprint by Sigmar Polke from "Kinderstern" portfolio
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Samson and Delilah" screenprint and collotype with cut-outs by artist Sigmar Polke from the "Kinderstern" portfolio, published in 1989 by Edition Domberger to raise money to house f...
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1980s Contemporary Sigmar Polke Art

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Screen

"The Correction of the Handlines", unframed black and white print, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

"Minor", unframed 12-colored abstract print, single line
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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21st Century and Contemporary Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Paper, Color, Screen

"Human Palm", framed black and white print, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Offset, Paper, Lithograph

"Balloon Palm", unframed black and white print, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Offset, Paper, Lithograph

"Breadpalm", unframed black and white print, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

"Glaspalm", unframed black and white print, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

"Major", abstract print, single line, signed and numbered by Polke (61/65)
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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21st Century and Contemporary Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Cardboard, Color, Lithograph

"The stairway of Cannes", abstract print, signed and numbered by Polke 9/75
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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21st Century and Contemporary Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Cardboard, Offset

"Cotton Palm", unframed black and white print, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

"Oase", abstract print, one of twenty artist proof, signed by Polke, single line
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Sigmar Polke Art

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Cardboard, Offset, Screen

"Blanket", unframed black and white print, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Offset, Paper, Lithograph

"The Defoliation of a Tree", unframed black and white print, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

"The Tree that grew hollow because of me", unframed black and white print
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

"Whip", unframed black and white print, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

"Higher Beings Ordain", complete portfolio of 14 framed prints, Berlin 1960s
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Sigmar Polke Art

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"Handkiss", abstract colour print, signed and numbered by Polke (32/75)
By Sigmar Polke
Located in Cologne, DE
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was one of the most important german artists of the late 20th century. In 1961 he joined with Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter the class of K...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Sigmar Polke Art

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Cardboard, Offset

Sigmar Polke, Illumination Book
By Sigmar Polke
Located in London, GB
First edition, published by Walker Art Center, Minnesota, 1995 This scarce catalogue was produced for an exhibition of Polke’s works at the Walker Art Centre. Laid out in 8 chapte...
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1990s American Sigmar Polke Art

Preisvergliech (Price Comparison)
By Sigmar Polke
Located in New York, NY
Sigmar Polke Preisvergliech (Price Comparison), 2001 offset lithograph/silkscreen on card stock 39 1/2 x 27 inches Edition of 75 signed, dated and numbered recto in ink; printer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sigmar Polke Art

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Offset, Screen

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Sigmar Polke art for sale on 1stDibs

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