Sigmar Polke (German, 1941 - 2010)

Sigmar Polke

German | 1941 - 2010

Sigmar Polke was a German Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1941. His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg. Numerous key galleries and museums such as PalaisPopulaire by Deutsche Bank have featured Sigmar Polke's work in the past.Sigmar Polke's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 4 USD to 27,130,000 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 27,130,000 USD for DSCHUNGEL (JUNGLE), sold at Sotheby's New York in 2015. Sigmar Polke has been featured in articles for The Art Newspaper, e-flux and HYPEBEAST. The most recent article is “Le Monde Comme Il Va” at Bourse De Commerce Is Jovial and Sardonic written for WHITEWALL in March 2024. The artist died in 2010.

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Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Portland | Maine | USA
Feb 02,2024 - Apr 28,2024

Glad Rags

Jan Kaps
Cologne | Germany
Apr 11,2024 - May 17,2024


Museum Frieder Burda
Baden-baden | Germany
Mar 02,2024 - May 26,2024


HOUSE Berlin Revives a Historic 19th Century Wilhelmine Building Exhibition
“Le Monde Comme Il Va” at Bourse De Commerce Is Jovial and Sardonic
Phillips’s Evening Sale of 20th-Century and Contemporary Art in London Comes up Short, Despite Healthy Mid-Level Bidding


..Polke is best known for his work in painting, a medium he navigated with a broadly experimental attitude toward content and materials...

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Michael Werner, London

..Methodology based on radical doubt became the foundation from which Polke quickly became known for his experimental photography...

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r/e projects

..Like many artists of his generation, Polke adopted a critical stance in his work, forced as he was to reconcile the horrors of his country’s recent past with growing prosperity and consumerism amidst the...

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Michael Werner, New York

..Always an experimental and prolific artist, Polke worked primarily in painting and drawing throughout the 1960s...

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Michael Werner, London

.. Through their plurality in sources and techniques, the exhibited works are unparalleled in Polke's ability to weave together fragmented moments in time, to utilize disparate media, and to illuminate seminal...

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Nahmad Contemporary

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