Sigmar Polke, 8 Zollstocksterne


Sigmar Polke (Oels 1941 – 2010 Cologne)

8 Zollstocksterne (8 Yardstick Stars), 1970

Medium: Offset print in colors after Polaroid photographs, mounted onto cardboard base

Dimensions: 34.4 x 21.9 cm (cardboard base 44.7 x 31 cm)

Edition of 250: Hand signed, numbered and dated on the cardboard base

From the portfolio “Kölner Kunstmarkt 1970”, published by René Block (Berlin)

Catalogue raisonné: Becker/Von der Osten 12

Condition: Very good

In stock

“By making pictures, you learn the many different properties of photography. I use those properties differently than, say, an advertising agency would, but we’re both operating in the same reality. A face painted by Picasso occupies the same reality as a portrait by Stieglitz.” – Sigmar Polke

“[Polke] seemed to use an abstract element to create real atmosphere and mood in his paintings, not just to make comments on abstract paintings. It didn’t seem to be about the language of painting that existed. It was more about what he could invent at that point in time for a particular work or body of work.” – Peter Doig in conversation with Mark Godfrey, 2014

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