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Sigmar Polke

  • Sigmar Polke - Entartete Kunst,1995

    Media: offset

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  • Sigmar Polke - Fernsehbild (Kicker) I, 1971

    Media: lithograph

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  • Sigmar Polke - Der erste Schritt, 1995

    Media: serigraph

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  • Sigmar Polke - Das Kunstwerk der Woche, 2002

    Media: Offset lithograph, screen print, collage

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  • Sigmar Polke - Gespenst, 2003

    Media: serigraph

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  • Sigmar Polke, Obelisk (Hieroglyphen), 1973

    Media: Offsetprint

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  • Sigmar Polke - New Yorker Bettler, 1974

    Media: Offset lithograph on cardboard

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  • Sigmar Polke - Die Treppe von Cannes, 2000

    Media: Lithograph on cardboard

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  • Sigmar Polke, "Oase", 1998

    Media: Serigraph on cardboard

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  • Sigmar Polke - Hallucie, 1998

    Media: Serigraph on cardboard

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  • Sigmar Polke - Der Teufel von Berlin, 2001

    Media: Serigraph on cardboard

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  • Sigmar Polke - Bargeld lacht, 2002

    Media: Offset lithograph

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  • Sigmar Polke - Lila Geschenk, 2002

    Media: Offset lithograph

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  • Sigmar Polke - Spargeld, 2002

    Media: Offset lithograph and screen print on cardboard

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  • Sigmar Polke - Unerwünschte Geschenke, 2002

    Media: Serigraph on cardboard

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  • Sigmar Polke - Ortsbestimmung, 1998

    Media: Silkscreen on Schoeller Hammer cardboard

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  • Sigmar Polke, "Die drei Lügen der Malerei", 1995

    Media: Offsetlithograph on cardboard

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Vita Sigmar Polke

1941Born in Oels/Silesia, today Poland
1945Flight of the family to Thuringia, GDR
1953Emigration to West Berlin, later move to Willich (next to Mönchengladbach), Federal Republic of Germany
1959-
1960
Apprenticeship as a glass-painter in Düsseldorf Kaiserswerth
1963Foundation “Kapitalistischer Realismus”, a painting movement with Gerhard Richter and Konrad (Fischer) Lueg; “Demonstrative Ausstellung” in Düsseldorf with Kuttner, Lueg & Richter
1964“Neodada Pop Decollage Kapitalistischer Realismus”, Galerie René Block, Berlin; Awarded with the "Young Germans award" in Baden-Baden together with Klaus Geldmacher and Dieter Krieg
1961-
1967
Studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Karl Otto Goetz and Gerhard Hoehme
1972Participation in the Documenta 5 in Kassel in the department "individual mythology"
1975Awarded with the "prize for painting" of the XIII Bienal de Sao Paulo
1977Participation in the Documenta 6 in Kassel
1982Participation in the Documenta 7 in Kassel; Participation in the group exhibition "Zeitgeist"
1986Awarded with the "Großen Preis" for the painting “Golden Löwen” at the XLII Biennale Venice
1988Awarded with the Baden-Wuerttemberg "International Prize for Painting"
1977-
1991
Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg
1995Carnegie Award, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1998International Center of Photography, Infinity Award for Art; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
2000Kaissering of the city of Goslar
2002"Praemium Imperiale" of the Japan Art Association
2002Cologne Fine Art prize
2006-
2009
Five glass windows and seven agate windows for the Zurich Grossmünster in the context of an art competition
2007“Rubenspreis” of the city of Siegen
2010 Swiss Roswitha Hafmann prize for his complete works;
Died in Cologne

 Exhibitions (selection)

  • Sigmar Polke: Die Editionen, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2009)
  • Sigmar Polke, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Siegen (2007)
  • Sigmar Polke: Photographs 1960-2005, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim (2006)
  • Sigmar Polke: Works & Days, Kunsthaus Zurich (2005)
  • Sigmar Polke: History of Everything, Tate Modern, London (2004)
  • Sigmar Polke: Original + Fälschung, Rupertinum Salzburg, Salzburg (2003)
  • Kunst ist unser Antrieb. Sigmar Polke, Die Gesamten Editionen (1963-2000), Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (2001)
  • Sigmar Polke: Works on Paper, 1963-1974, Museum of Modern Art, New York (1999)
  • Sigmar Polke: Schilderijen, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1992)
  • Sigmar Polke Bilder: Tücher - Objekte. Werkauswahl 1962-1972, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen; städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1976)
  • Original + Fälschung, Städtisches Kunstmuseum (1974)

 

Works in public collections (selection)

  • Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
  • Albertina, Vienna
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris
  • Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne
  • Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  • Kunstmuseum Bonn
  • Museum Brandhorst, Munich
  • Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
  • Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
  • Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
  • Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
  • Kunsthaus Zurich
  • Los Angeles Museum of Art
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Tate Britain, London