Sigmar Polke, ‘Dr Pabscht het z´Schpiez s´Schpäckbschteck z´schpät bschteut’, 1991, Ludorff

Catalogue raisonné by Becker/von der Osten Ostfildern-Ruit 2000 No. 91

Signature: Signed, dated and numbered „81/100“ on a label "Edition für Parkett 30, 1991" on the verso

Image rights: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Jürgen Becker und Claus von der Osten (ed.), Sigmar Polke. Die Editionen 1963-2000.
Catalogue raisonné, Ostfildern-Ruit 2000, Nr. 91, S. 265.

The artist's studio; Parkett Magazine; Private collection Cologne

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

Group Shows

Berlin - Kreuzberg,
Latvian National Museum of Art, 
Riga, Latvia,
Wahlverwandtschaften, Deutsche Kunst seit den späten 1960er Jahren
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