SIGMAR POLKE | WEISSER OBELISK (WHITE OBELISK)
Property from the Collection of Dr. Herbert Kiel, Cologne
1941 - 2010
WEISSER OBELISK (WHITE OBELISK)
dispersion on printed fabric
90 by 75 cm. 35½ by 29½ in.
Executed in 1968.
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Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne
Dr. Herbert Kiel, Cologne (acquired from the above in 1974)
Thence by descent to the present owner
T. McEvilly, ‘Flower Power or Trying to Say the Obvious about Sigmar Polke’, Parkett, Vol. 30, 1991, p. 44, illustrated
Anon.,'Kunst und Humor', Kunstforum International, Vol. 120, 1992, illustrated in colour (cover) and p. 2
G. Moure, Sigmar Polke: Paintings, Photographs and Films, Barcelona 2014, p. 42, illustrated in colour
Tübingen, Kunsthalle Tübingen; Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; and Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbe-Museum Eindhoven, Sigmar Polke: Bilder, Tücher, Objekte, Werkauswahl 1962-1971, February – July 1976, p. 62, no. 100, illustrated
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Bonn, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Sigmar Polke, 1983 – 1984, n.p., no. 21, text
Cologne, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle Köln, Sigmar Polke, September – October 1984, p. 38, no. 59, illustrated in colour
Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, Sigmar Polke: Join the Dots, January – April 1995, p. 42, no. 19, illustrated in colour
Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellunghalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland; and Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Sigmar Polke: Die drei Lügen der Malerei, June 1997 – February 1998, p. 26, illustrated in colour