Sigmar Polke (b.1941):
Right section of Triptych, 2002
Artificial resin on polyester
©2002 Sigmar Polke
Courtesy of the artist and Michael Werner Gallery, New York and Köln
Photo courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art
Sigmar Polke: Recent Paintings and Drawings
DALLAS • Dallas Museum of Art • Ongoing
|Sigmar Polke: New Paintings and Drawings features nearly 50 works from the past four years, including a dozen monumental paintings, 30 large paintings and drawings, and 20 small scale paintings. All of the large-scale paintings in the exhibition will be on view to the public for the first time. |
Sigmar Polke was born in 1941 in the Lower Silesian town of Oels in former East Germany. At the age of 12 he emigrated to West Germany to the city of Düsseldorf, where he studied at the Kunstakademie. In his early works, he offers wry commentaries on consumerism as perceived from a postwar Germany society during the 1950s and 1960s. Although contemporaneous with the American Pop Art movement, Polke's work maintains a skeptical distance from and critical attitude towards consumer culture. He first became known to the public as a founding member of the school of Capitalist Realism, with fellow German artists Gerhard Richter and Konrad Lueg Fischer.
Polke was recently awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts for painting.
Sigmar Polke: New Paintings and Drawings is accompanied by a fully-illustrated color catalogue, which includes a section with Polke's own choice of source materials.
Following its premiere in Dallas, Sigmar Polke: New Paintings and Drawings will tour at additional venues, which are yet to be determined.
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