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Sigmar Polke, ‘Cloud Paintings’, 1992-2009, Fondation Louis Vuitton
Sigmar Polke, ‘Cloud Paintings’, 1992-2009, Fondation Louis Vuitton
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Sigmar Polke

Cloud Paintings, 1992-2009

Four panels (painting and resin on silk canvas), meteorite
118 1/10 × 196 9/10 in
300 × 500 cm
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Fondation Louis Vuitton
Paris

Collection: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Collection: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

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Photo: Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / ADAGP, Paris 2014
Sigmar Polke
German, 1941–2010
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Characterized by wit and endless inventiveness, Sigmar Polke created an oeuvre that is wildly diverse in its exploration of mediums and materials. Inspired by his fascination with science and alchemy, Polke innovated techniques in painting and photography by manipulating chemical processes. Life in post-war Germany led the artist to establish Capitalist Realism, an ironic exploration of consumerism using the imagery of popular culture and advertising, evident in his 1976 collage on paper Supermarkets aus dem Zyklus, Wir Kleinbürger (translated as “Supermarkets from the Cycle, We Petty Bourgeoisie”), featuring iconic Superman figures shopping in a brand-laden supermarket.

Sigmar Polke, ‘Cloud Paintings’, 1992-2009, Fondation Louis Vuitton
Sigmar Polke, ‘Cloud Paintings’, 1992-2009, Fondation Louis Vuitton
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About the work
Exhibition history
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Paris

Collection: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Collection: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Medium
Installation
Image rights
Photo: Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / ADAGP, Paris 2014
Sigmar Polke
German, 1941–2010
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Characterized by wit and endless inventiveness, Sigmar Polke created an oeuvre that is wildly diverse in its exploration of mediums and materials. Inspired by his fascination with science and alchemy, Polke innovated techniques in painting and photography by manipulating chemical processes. Life in post-war Germany led the artist to establish Capitalist Realism, an ironic exploration of consumerism using the imagery of popular culture and advertising, evident in his 1976 collage on paper Supermarkets aus dem Zyklus, Wir Kleinbürger (translated as “Supermarkets from the Cycle, We Petty Bourgeoisie”), featuring iconic Superman figures shopping in a brand-laden supermarket.

Sigmar Polke

Cloud Paintings, 1992-2009

Four panels (painting and resin on silk canvas), meteorite
118 1/10 × 196 9/10 in
300 × 500 cm
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