45. Sigmar Polke

45. Sigmar Polke

The artists who power the $1m+ market
The artists who power the $1m+ market

45. Sigmar Polke (1941–2010)

CONTEMPORARY, b. Oleśnica, Poland

Sigmar Polke. Photo: Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo / Alamy Stock Photo

Power Rank: 176

Value and supply

Auction totals

Price confidencePrice momentumAverage lot Price
Percentage of lots sold above low estimateChange in average lot value 2022 to 2023 (H1)Average lot value over the period 2018–23

Sotheby’s private sales

(2018 to H1 2023)
Private sales valueSold lotsAverage price

Bidders by region

Bidders by age

Top 10 artworks sold at auction

(2018 to H1 2023)
1Rasterbild mit Palmen1966Sotheby's New York15 Nov 2021$21.5m
2Stadtbild II (City Painting II)1968Christie's New York13 May 2021$8m
3Alpenveilchen/Flowers1967Christie's London4 Oct 2019$7m
4Plastik-Wannen [Plastic Tubs]1964Sotheby's New York16 May 2022$6.2m
5The Copyist1982Sotheby's New York16 May 2022$6.1m
6Negerplastik1968Phillips London15 Oct 2021$4.2m
7Untitled2000Christie's London12 Feb 2020$4.1m
8Dreiteiliges Genähtes (Three-Piece Sewn)1988Christie's London4 Oct 2018$3.8m
9Propellerfrau1973Christie's New York13 Nov 2019$3.6m
10Sibirische Glasmetoriten I [Siberian Glass Meteorites I]1988Sotheby's New York19 May 2022$3.5m

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