Clouds (Wolken)

Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund and the Contemporary Art Fund: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Faulconer, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant M. Hanley, Jr., Marguerite and Robert K. Hoffman, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, and two anonymous donors

About Sigmar Polke

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.

German, 1941-2010, Oleśnica, Poland, based in Cologne, Germany

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Sigmar Polke - Pour paintings on paper, Michael Werner Gallery, Cologne
2016
Less Than One, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
2015
Alibis: Sigmar Polke. Retrospective, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2014
Installment 2: The Collection, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Sigmar Polke - Pour paintings on paper, Michael Werner Gallery, Cologne
2015
Alibis: Sigmar Polke. Retrospective, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Revolt of the Sage, Blain | Southern, London
2016
Recent acquisitions Fall 2016, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2016
Less Than One, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
2015
The Radiants, Bortolami, New York
2014
Installment 2: The Collection, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2012
Armory 2012 (Pier 92), Galerie Thomas, Munich
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