Due to the current pandemic, Sotheby’s has modified its policies and procedures regarding business practices, including entry into the buthe/polke: friends exhibition at S│2 London which is now open again.
buthe/polke: friends has been extended until 16 July 2020 and entry will be amended as follows from 15 June:
-Business hours are 10:00-17:00 Monday to Friday
-Public access is from 10:00-13:00 with limited numbers in the galleries
-Entry is by appointment only from 13:00-17:00 with the last available appointment at 16:30
To schedule an appointment or for any further information, please contact Liberty Paterson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that 24 hours’ notice is required in order to schedule an afternoon appointment outside of the public access hours.
In accordance with government guidelines we ask clients to adhere to the following measures when entering S│2 London:
-Use hand sanitiser immediately on arrival
-Wear a mask. Masks will be provided as needed
-Adhere to social distancing of 2 metres apart
-Clients that do not adhere to these requirements will not be allowed entrance
For those unable to visit the exhibition, S|2 London’s exhibitions and associated content can still be explored online for you to enjoy regardless of where you are. You can also take a virtual tour of the buthe/polke: friends exhibition HERE.
buthe/polke: friends is an exhibition of German artists and contemporaries Sigmar Polke and Michael Buthe. The two artists were born three years apart during the Second World War and became part of a generation of German artists to define the Post-War period, as well as becoming close friends. Polke and Buthe were increasingly experimental in their respective artistic practices and lifestyles into the 1970s. Polke began to live communally with Buthe being one of his many guests, and the artists each travelled extensively to Africa and the Middle East whilst also experimenting with hallucinogens.
The exhibition at S|2 will look at how these mind-expanding experiences and the shared networks of friends the artists were amongst came to influence their diverse artistic output. A new monograph on Michael Buthe will be published on the occasion of this exhibition – michael buthe: constellations. The publication was produced in collaboration with the Estate of Michael Buthe and Alexander and Bonin, New York who will present the concurrent exhibition: Michael Buthe. Selected Works 1968-1994 (3 March-18 April 2020).