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Sigmar Polke
1941-2010
UNTITLED
signed and dated 2002
acrylic, Interference colour and spray paint on paper
99.7 by 70 cm. 39 1/4 by 27 1/2 in.
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We are most grateful to Mr. Michael Trier, Artistic Director from the Estate of Sigmar Polke, for the information he has kindly provided.

Provenance

Michael Werner Gallery, New York
Private Collection, United States
Bonhams, London, 12 February 2015, Lot 11
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"The raster to me, is a system, a principle, a method, structure. It divides, disperses, arranges and makes everything the same. I also like that enlarging the pictures makes them blurry and sets the dots in motion. I like that the dots switch between being recognizable and unrecognizable, the ambiguity of this situation, the fact that it stays open… Lots of dots vibrating, resonating, blurring, re-emerging, thoughts of radio signals, radio pictures and television come to mind. In that perspective I think that the raster I am using does show a specific view, that it is a general situation and interpretation: the structure of our time, the structure of social order, of a culture. Standardized, divided, fragmented, rationed, grouped, specialized…"

SIGMAR POLKE
quoted in Dieter Hülsmanns, 'Kultur des Rasters. Ateliergespräch mit dem Maler Sigmar Polke', Rheinische Post, 10 May 1966

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