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Sigmar Polke, ‘Ohne Titel’, 1993, Christie's
Sigmar Polke, ‘Ohne Titel’, 1993, Christie's
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Sigmar Polke

Ohne Titel, 1993

Acrylic on printed fabric
56 3/4 × 47 1/2 in
144.1 × 120.7 cm
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Signed with initials and dated 'S.P. 93' (lower right); signed again and dated again 'S. Polke 93' (on the overlap)
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, ‘Ohne Titel’, 1993, Christie's
Sigmar Polke, ‘Ohne Titel’, 1993, Christie's
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
C
Christie's
Signature
Signed with initials and dated 'S.P. 93' (lower right); signed again and dated again 'S. Polke 93' (on the overlap)
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

Ohne Titel, 1993

Acrylic on printed fabric
56 3/4 × 47 1/2 in
144.1 × 120.7 cm
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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