We are most grateful to Mr. Michael Trier, Artistic Director from the Estate of Sigmar Polke, for the information he has kindly provided.
Private Collection, Vienna (acquired directly from the artist) Acquired directly from the above by the present owner
"Polke literally and metaphorically dissects and dissolves images… all the while raising philosophical questions deeply concerned with not only the way images look and are made but also the possible and probable slippages, uncertainties, and misperceptions that can occur when we apprehend them.”
CHARLES WYLIE Exh. Cat., Dallas Museum of Art, Sigmar Polke, History of Everything, Paintings and Drawings 1998-2002, 2003, pp. 12-13
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in good condition. The sheet is laid down on the stretcher and undulates. Visible when examined out of its frame is some frame rubbing along all four edges and corners, with associated specks of loss in places. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."