Michael Werner Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 1999
"[Polke] seemed to use an abstract element to create real atmosphere and mood in his paintings, not just to make comments on abstract paintings. It didn’t seem to be about the language of painting that existed. It was more about what he could invent at that point in time for a particular work or body of work."
Peter Doig in conversation with Mark Godfrey, 2014
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged on the reverse to the backing board in multiple locations. There is a soft undulation to the sheet due to the artist's choice of medium. There are variations in pigmented surface, due to the artist’s working method and choice of medium. There are some faint scattered pinpoint accretions and a few, unobtrusive, very faint linear surface abrasions viewable under very close inspection. There is a very minor soft crease to the lower left quadrant of the sheet. Framed under Plexiglas.
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