Sigmar Polke

(German, 1941 - 2010)

biskuitrolle (biscuit roll) by sigmar polke

Sigmar Polke

Biskuitrolle (Biscuit Roll), um 1964

damen-ringkämpfe (ladies wrestling) by sigmar polke

Sigmar Polke

Damen-Ringkämpfe (Ladies Wrestling), 1968

feuerkopf (fire head) by sigmar polke

Sigmar Polke

Feuerkopf (Fire Head), um 1966 - 1968

untitled by sigmar polke

Sigmar Polke

Untitled, 1968

untitled by sigmar polke

Sigmar Polke

Untitled, um 1968

untitled by sigmar polke

Sigmar Polke

Untitled, 1968

Biografie

Chronologie

1941
Born in Oels/Silesia, now Poland
1945
Family fled to Thuringia, East Germany
1953
Emigrated to West Berlin and then settled in Düsseldorf, West Germany
1959 - 1960
Glass-painting apprenticeship in Düsseldorf
1961 - 1967
Studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Karl Otto Goetz and Gerhard Hoehme
1963
Founded “Kapitalistischen Realismus”, a painting movement with Gerhard Richter and Konrad (Fischer) Lueg; “Demonstrative Ausstellung”, store-front exhibition in Düsseldorf with Kuttner, Lueg & Richter
1964
“Neodada Pop Decollage Kapitalistischer Realismus”, Galerie René Block, Berlin; Awarded the Young Germans award in Baden-Baden with Klaus Geldmacher and Dieter Krieg
1975
Awarded the prize for painting at the XIII Bienal de Sao Paulo
1977 - 1991
Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg
1986
Awarded the “Golden Lion” at the XLII Biennale di Venezia

Ausstellungen

2011 - 2012
Capitalist realism and other illustrated histories, Museu de Art de Sao Paulo, Brasil
2010
Hommage an Sigmar Polke, anlässl. Des Todes von Sigmar Polke, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
2009
Sigmar Polke. Die Editionen, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
Sigmar Polke. Wir Kleinbürger! Zeitgenossen und Zeitgenossinnen, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Sigmar Polke – Lens Paintings, The Arts Club of Chicago, and Michael Werner Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Sigmar Polke – Photographische Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Garnatz,“ Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, and Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe
Sigmar Polke – Linsenbilder, Galerie Michael Werner at Julius Werner Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Sigmar Polke: Druckgraphische Arbeiten
Sigmar Polke 'Interferenzen & Uran', Springer & Winckler Galerie, Berlin, Germany
The 30th Anniversary - Collection of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan