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Sigmar Polke

German painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
German painter became internationally influential after his first solo exhibition in New York at the Holly Solomon Gallery, 1982, though the work shown was created in the preceding decade. He is known for his multi-layered works that drew from found images, photography, and abstraction, work that itself was built on the innovations of American Pop Art. His reputation grew steadily from the 1980s, and he was considered at his death one of the foremost painters of his generation.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115233.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Sigmar Polke:

Sigmar Polke New York Beggars (New York Bettler), 1974 Color offset photolithograph printed in four colors after photographs taken by the artist on Schoeller-Turm board
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