ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

Sigmar Polke

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


"Since the 1960s Polke has devoted himself, with a lucid and ironic turn of mind, to the study of our postwar consumer society. With hand-painted halftone dots, he transformed newspaper illustrations into symbols of a media-filtered reality, and throughout his career, this device has remained the key to a wide-ranging visual grammar nurtured by an all-embracing lust for knowledge."
Jacqueline Burckhardt and Bice Curiger, excerpted from the chapter, "Illuminiations," in Sigmar Polke: Windows for the Zürich Grossmünster.

                   

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Polke/Richter: Richter/Polke

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Text by Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter. Foreword by Dietmar Elger.

Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 64 pgs / 55 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355586 | $30.00


Sigmar Polke: Paintings, Photographs and Films

EDICIONES POLíGRAFA
Edited by Gloria Moure.

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 330 pgs / 180 color. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788434313378 | $75.00


Sigmar Polke

ACTES SUD/MUSèE DE GRENOBLE
Text by Guy Tossato, Bernard Marcadé.

Hbk, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 192 pgs / 80 color. | 4/30/2014 | Not available
ISBN 9782330023805 | $45.00


Sigmar Polke: Alibis 1963-2010

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Edited by Kathy Halbreich, Mark Godfrey, Lanka Tattersall, and Magnus Schaefer. Text by Paul Chan, Christophe Cherix, Tacita Dean, Barbara Engelbach, Mark Godfrey, Stefan Gronert, Kathy Halbreich, Rachel Jans, John Kelsey, Jutta Koether, Christine Mehring, Matthias Mu?hling, Marcelle Polednik, Christian Rattemeyer, Kathrin Rottmann, Magnus Schaefer, and Lanka Tattersall. Bibliography by Erhard Klein. Interview with Benjamin H. D. Buchloh

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 320 pgs / 520 color. | 4/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780870708893 | $75.00


Sigmar Polke: We Petty Bourgeois!

D.A.P./ WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Edited by Petra Lange-Berndt, Dietmar Rübel.

Hbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 512 pgs / 315 color. | 10/31/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9781935202615 | $75.00


Sigmar Polke: Windows for the Zürich Grossmünster

PARKETT/ZURICH GROSSMUNSTER
Text by Marina Warner, Gottfried Boehm, Katharina Schmidt, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Bice Curiger, Ulrich Gerster, Regine Helbling, Käthi La Roche, Urs Rickenbach, Claude Lambert.

Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 90 color. | 11/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783907582275 | $65.00


Polke & Co: We Petty Bourgeois

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Text by Petra Lange-Berndt, Dietmar Rübel.

Pbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 144 pgs / 220 color. | 8/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783865607881 | $49.95


Sigmar Polke: Axial Age Paintings

WALTHER KöNIG
Text by Chrissie Iles.

Clth, 15.25 x 10.5 in. / 252 pgs / 125 color. | 2/1/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865604767 | $215.00


Sigmar Polke: Photographs 1969-1974

NYEHAUS/FOUNDATION 20 21
Edited by Tim Nye. Essay by Mariette Althaus.

Boxed, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 73 pgs / 37 tritone. | 2/1/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781891027192 | $65.00


Sigmar Polke: Alchemist

LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Essays by Jutta Nestegard, Jon-Ove Steihaug and Poul Erik Tojner.

Hardcover, 8.75 x 10.25 in. / 88 pgs / 58 color / 10 bw / 10 duotone. | 11/2/2001 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788790029531 | $29.95


                    

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Sigmar Polke: Works & Days

DUMONT
Edited by Bice Curiger. Essays by Hartmut Bàhme and Ulli Seegers.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 220 pgs / 120 color / 20 bw. | 8/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9783832175450 | $50.00


Sigmar Polke

POLIGRAFA
Edited by Gloria Moure.

Clothbound, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 320 pgs / 218 color / 32 bw. | 1/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9788434309890 | $75.00


Sigmar Polke: Works On Paper

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Edited by Margit Rowell. Essays by Bice Curiger, Michael Semff and Margit Rowell.

Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 200 pgs / 299 color / 27 bw. | 7/2/2002 | Not available
ISBN 9780870700828 | $50.00


Sigmar Polke: Works On Paper

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Edited by Margit Rowell. Essays by Bice Curiger, Michael Semff and Margit Rowell.

Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs / 299 color / 27 bw. | 7/2/2002 | Not available
ISBN 9780870700835 | $24.95


Sigmar Polke

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Artwork by Sigmar Polke. Edited by Claus von der Osten, Martin Hentschel. Text by Jurgen Becker.

Hardcover, 9.25 x 12 in. / 416 pgs / 205 color / 205 bw | 10/2/2000 | Not available
ISBN 9783775709576 | $39.95


Sigmar Polke: The Three Lies Of Painting

CANTZ
Artwork by Sigmar Polke. Contributions by Rudi Fuchs, Rudi Fuchs, Charles Haxthausen. Text by Hans Belting.

Hardcover, 10 x 11.25 in. / 360 pgs / 230 color / 60 bw | 10/2/1997 | Not available
ISBN 9783893229253 | $75.00


Transit

CANTZ
Artwork by Sigmar Polke.

Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 140 pgs / 30 color / 110 bw | 4/2/1997 | Not available
ISBN 9783893228942 | $35.00


Sigmar Polke: Photoworks

SCALO PUBLISHERS/MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES
Artwork by Sigmar Polke. Edited by Paul Schimmel. Text by Maria Hamburg Kennedy.

Hardcover, 10.25 X 11 in. / 256 pgs / 263 color / 34 bw | 2/2/1996 | Not available
ISBN 9781881616658 | $85.00


Sigmar Polke: The Early Drawings, 1963-1969

GACHNANG & SPRINGER
Artwork by Sigmar Polke.

Paperback, 9 x 13 / 106 pgs / 100 color | 9/2/1991 | Not available
ISBN 9783906127279 | $65.00


Sigmar Polke: The Early Drawings

GACHNANG & SPRINGER
Artwork by Sigmar Polke.

Hardcover, 9 x 13 / 216 pgs / 100 color | 1/2/1987 | Not available
ISBN 9783906127026 | $175.00


Polke/Richter: Richter/PolkePolke/Richter: Richter/Polke

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Text by Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter. Foreword by Dietmar Elger.

This German-only publication documents the seminal joint exhibition of Sigmar Polke (1941–2010) and Gerhard Richter (born 1932) at the Gallery H in Hannover in 1966, as well as the seminal artist's book that Polke and Richter designed together.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Sigmar Polke: Paintings, Photographs and FilmsSigmar Polke: Paintings, Photographs and Films

Published by Ediciones Polígrafa.
Edited by Gloria Moure.

This beautifully produced volume is the updated and revised edition of Polígrafa's 2005 publication of the same name, which was designed and conceived in collaboration with the artist and includes documentation from his private archives. Sigmar Polke: Paintings, Photographs and Films is also the only publication to include a critical overview of the artist's films, and to examine the abiding import of Goya's painting, "El tiempo de las Viejas" ("The Time of the Old Women"), to Polke's oeuvre in general. (The new cover shows Polke photographing this painting in The Beaux Arts Museum in Lille, France.) Throughout, the volume demonstrates how Polke interpreted images of reality rather than reality itself, while also satirizing tendencies in contemporary painting, interrogating the role of the artist as author, dismantling the visual rhetoric of media photography and always embarking upon the most magnificent flights of imagination. Sigmar Polke: Paintings, Photographs and Films affirms the artist's oft-quoted observation that "there has to be an element of risk-taking for me, in my work."

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EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

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Sigmar PolkeSigmar Polke

Published by Actes Sud/Musèe de Grenoble.
Text by Guy Tossato, Bernard Marcadé.

This volume celebrates the last three decades of Sigmar Polke's creative output, following the profound evolution that took place in his painting of the early 1980s. Polke (1941-2010) both contributed to the key creative movements of his age and destabilized them, constantly experimenting with the visual language of the late twentieth century. Examining the ways in which Polke explored the meaning of images and the potential of color, this volume demonstrates the artist's capacity to revitalize the subversive elements of even consumer-driven arts by disregarding the bounds of typical perception, genre and category. This book, which accompanied the 2013 exhibition of Polke's work at the Musée de Grenoble, examines the different media used by the artist, his research into them and his keen sense of iconoclasm. Limited stock available.

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ACTES SUD/MUSèE DE GRENOBLE

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Sigmar Polke: Alibis 1963-2010Sigmar Polke: Alibis 1963-2010

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Edited by Kathy Halbreich, Mark Godfrey, Lanka Tattersall, and Magnus Schaefer. Text by Paul Chan, Christophe Cherix, Tacita Dean, Barbara Engelbach, Mark Godfrey, Stefan Gronert, Kathy Halbreich, Rachel Jans, John Kelsey, Jutta Koether, Christine Mehring, Matthias Mu?hling, Marcelle Polednik, Christian Rattemeyer, Kathrin Rottmann, Magnus Schaefer, and Lanka Tattersall. Bibliography by Erhard Klein. Interview with Benjamin H. D. Buchloh

Working across an unusually broad range of media, including painting, photography, film, drawing and sculpture, Sigmar Polke is widely regarded as one of the most influential and experimental artists of the post-war generation. His irreverent wit and promiscuous intelligence, coupled with his exceptional grasp of the properties of his materials, provided the foundation for his punishing critiques of the conventions of art history and social behavior. Experimenting wildly with materials and tools as varied as meteor dust and the xerox machine, Polke made work of both an intimate and monumental scale, drawn from sources as diverse as newspaper headlines and Dürer prints. Polke avoided any one signature style, a fluid method best defined by the word “alibi,” which means “in or at another place.” This also is a reminder of the deflection of responsibility which shaped German behavior during the Nazi period, compelling Polke’s generation to reinvent the role of the artist. Published in conjunction with Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010, the first exhibition to encompass the artist’s work across all media, this richly illustrated publication provides an overview of his cross-disciplinary innovations and career. Essays by Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director of The Museum of Modern Art; Mark Godfrey, Curator of International Art, Tate Modern; and a range of scholars and artists examine the full range of Polke’s exceptionally inventive oeuvre and place his enormous skepticism of all social, political and artistic conventions against German history.
Sigmar Polke (1941–2010) was born in Oels, in eastern Germany, now Olesnica in present-day Poland. At the end of World War II, Polke and his family fled to East Germany and, in 1953, escaped to Düsseldorf, where he was trained as a glass painter and subsequently studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Since the late 1960s, Polke’s work has been shown widely, including solo exhibitions at European and American museums. His last major work was a commission for 12 stained glass windows of the Grossmünster in Zurich, Switzerland, completed in 2009.

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Sigmar Polke: We Petty Bourgeois!Sigmar Polke: We Petty Bourgeois!

Comrades and Contemporaries, The 1970s

Published by D.A.P./ Walther König, Köln.
Edited by Petra Lange-Berndt, Dietmar Rübel.

In the postwar dawn of late capitalism, options for political address in painting seemed to polarize themselves into, on one hand, the cool critiques of image truth found in the art of Gerhard Richter or Andy Warhol--and on the other, the decidedly hotter and messier rhetoric of a Sigmar Polke. Polke's energetically sprawling painting traversed many idioms, and its anarchic character expressed the ascent of a new leftism in western Germany. Perhaps the supreme instance of Polke's political art is We Petty Bourgeois!, the ambitious series at the heart of this volume. Made between 1974 and 1976, and loosely based on Hans Magnus Enzensberger's 1976 essay “On the Inevitability of the Middle Class,” it consists of ten large-scale canvas-mounted works on paper, reproduced here in foldout color plates, in which densely inscribed layers of figures, traceries, sigils and quotation derived from the pop culture of the era narrate an epic vision of the scars and aspirations of postwar Europe. Hippie culture, terrorism, the first gleamings of punk, the women's movement, leftist tracts, imagery from underground comics and ethnographic studies all parade across Polke's chaotic picture planes. This beautifully produced volume recuperates this series and Polke's art of the 1970s in an energetic compendium of paintings, collages, photographs and archival materials.
Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was born in Lower Silesia, and migrated to Germany with his family in 1945. From 1961 to 1967 he studied at the Düsseldorf Arts Academy under Joseph Beuys, during which time he founded the Capitalist Realism movement with Gerhard Richter and Konrad Fischer. In the 1970s Polke built a substantial oeuvre in photography, from his travels in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil and America, before taking a position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg in 1977. He died in 2010 following a long battle with cancer.

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D.A.P./ WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Sigmar Polke: Windows for the Zürich GrossmünsterSigmar Polke: Windows for the Zürich Grossmünster

Published by Parkett/Zurich Grossmunster.
Text by Marina Warner, Gottfried Boehm, Katharina Schmidt, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Bice Curiger, Ulrich Gerster, Regine Helbling, Käthi La Roche, Urs Rickenbach, Claude Lambert.

Sigmar Polke (born 1941) recently completed a series of 12 windows for the Grossmünster cathedral in Zürich, setting new standards for the mutual relationship between art and church. One group of seven Romanesque windows shows luminous mosaics of thinly sliced agate, some of it artificially colored, to produce pulsating blocks of back-lit color. Says Marina Warner, "The interior of rocks opens not only on unexpected colors... on once imprisoned now scintillating rays and gleams, but it also tunnels into the past, into the distant past of geological and cosmological millennia." For the remaining five windows, Polke designed images of figures from the Old Testament, based on medieval illuminations, which have themselves undergone transformation in the course of their long journey through time. Polke's figures now appear as radiantly contemporary icons created in colored glass, using a variety of traditional and customized techniques devised especially for this project.

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PARKETT/ZURICH GROSSMUNSTER

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Hardcover, 8 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 90 color.

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Polke & Co: We Petty BourgeoisPolke & Co: We Petty Bourgeois

Comrades and Contemporaries

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Text by Petra Lange-Berndt, Dietmar Rübel.

Focusing on Sigmar Polke's artistic strategies of the 1970s, this volume retrieves the artist's largely forgotten series Wir Kleinbürger!, also known as We Petty Bourgeois!. This series is situated alongside other works from this era, by the artist and by his contemporaries, in media including photography, film, drawing and paintings.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Sigmar Polke: Axial Age PaintingsSigmar Polke: Axial Age Paintings

Published by Walther König.
Text by Chrissie Iles.

Axial Age is the title of a series of seven paintings completed by the influential German artist Sigmar Polke between 2005 and 2007. With his camera, Polke created a fascinating photo documentary of the painting process, including 187 images specially selected by the artist to be featured in this book. Each image is reproduced as a high-quality, full-page color plate. By revealing the materiality and structural complexity of the works from a variety of perspectives and under different lighting conditions, Polke provides the reader with analogies to his oeuvre that are as explicit as they are unique. The title Axial Age is a reference to the term coined by Karl Jaspers to describe the period between 800 BC and 200 BC, during which the world was reinvented based on the principle of transcendence--a concept that finds full expression in this series of paintings. Polke makes use of a broad range of materials in his work, including varnishes and pigments, photographic chemicals, gold and silver, lapis lazuli and malachite--all references to alchemistic processes of transformation. Indeed, with these extensions of painterly techniques, the artist undermines the picture itself, for any shift in perspective or lighting is accompanied by a change in the painting's appearance.

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Clth, 15.25 x 10.5 in. / 252 pgs / 125 color.

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Sigmar Polke: Photographs 1969-1974Sigmar Polke: Photographs 1969-1974

Published by nyehaus/foundation 20 21.
Edited by Tim Nye. Essay by Mariette Althaus.

Although he's best known as a painter, an inveterate experimenter whose trademark style is never to settle on a style, Sigmar Polke has been taking and printing photographs throughout his career--or in some cases taking photographs and setting the film aside until he had enough money to print them. Polke studied painting at the Dsseldorf Kunstakademie, and in the lean years after his 1968 graduation, made thousands of images on that system. This boxed limited edition includes 32 unbound, loose tritones and a 41-page softcover book on his photographs from 1969 to 1974.

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NYEHAUS/FOUNDATION 20 21

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Boxed, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 73 pgs / 37 tritone.

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Sigmar Polke: Works & Days

Published by Dumont.
Edited by Bice Curiger. Essays by Hartmut Bàhme and Ulli Seegers.

One of the most important artists of our time, Sigmar Polke has devoted much of the past quarter century to works that explore alchemical themes, and this catalogue is the first to focus on that golden thread in his paintings. With his characteristic exuberance, intelligence, and fearlessness, he has drawn upon such diverse sources as the cultures of the Far East and the Pacific Islands, the eighth-century Book of Kells, and the mythical pseudo-science of Hermes Trismegistus. In his 1982 painting Gold Nuggets, Polke went so far as to use highly poisonous paints containing arsenic, and in other works, he has employed precious minerals such as lapis lazuli to evoke both the mysticism and physicality of color. Older paintings here join with brand new ones, including a comprehensive group of large-format compositions painted especially for the exhibition at Kunsthaus Zrich. This group is complemented by other works from recent years, such as the magnificent four-part piece from 1995, Hermes Trismegistos. Overall, the air of an artist's book infuses the publication due to an intense collaboration between designer Trix Wetter, editor Bice Curiger, and the artist.

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DUMONT

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 220 pgs / 120 color / 20 bw.

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Sigmar Polke: Works On PaperSigmar Polke: Works On Paper

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Edited by Margit Rowell. Essays by Bice Curiger, Michael Semff and Margit Rowell.

One of the most significant artists of his generation, Sigmar Polke came of age creatively around 1963 in Dsseldorf. His earliest expressive idiom was crude and humorous, its images outrageous, and its content seemingly trivial, but embedded in these works were subversive and parodic commentaries on consumer society, German postwar politics, and classic artistic conventions. Few of Polke's works demonstrate more vividly his imagination, sardonic wit, and eclectic creative process than the drawings, watercolors, and gouaches of the 1960s and early 70s. More than 300 works are illustrated, including small sketches in ballpoint and felt-tipped pen, larger sheets in watercolor and gouache, and still others stamped with a dot screen process, as well as pages from over a dozen small sketchbooks and several monumental works on paper. This books was published to accopany the first American exhibiton of these drawings shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1999.

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 200 pgs / 299 color / 27 bw.

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Sigmar Polke: Works On PaperSigmar Polke: Works On Paper

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Edited by Margit Rowell. Essays by Bice Curiger, Michael Semff and Margit Rowell.

One of the most significant artists of his generation, Sigmar Polke came of age creatively in Dusseldorf around 1963. His earliest work was crude and humorous, its images outrageous, and its content seemingly trivial, but embedded in these works were subversive and parodic commentaries on consumer society, German postwar politics and classic artistic conventions. Few of Polke's works demonstrate more vividly his imagination, sardonic wit and eclectic creative process than the drawings, watercolors and gouaches of the 1960s and early 70s. More than 300 works are illustrated, including small sketches in ballpoint and felt-tipped pen, larger sheets in watercolor and gouache and still others stamped with a dot screen process, as well as pages from over a dozen small sketchbooks and several monumental works on paper. This book was published to accopany the first American exhibition of these drawings shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1999.

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs / 299 color / 27 bw.

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Sigmar PolkeSigmar Polke

Paintings, Photographs, and Films

Published by Poligrafa.
Edited by Gloria Moure.

How to characterize Sigmar Polke's astonishing, incredibly pleasurable, and stylistically all-embracing oeuvre? Starting from the profane material of everyday culture, Polke interprets images of reality rather than reality itself, satirizes tendencies in contemporary painting, quesitons the role of the artist as author, breaks down the trivial visual worlds of media photography, always on the most magnificent flights of imagination. This publication is the most complete monograph on the artist to date, and includes a number of works never before published.

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POLIGRAFA

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Clothbound, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 320 pgs / 218 color / 32 bw.

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Sigmar Polke: AlchemistSigmar Polke: Alchemist

Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Essays by Jutta Nestegard, Jon-Ove Steihaug and Poul Erik Tojner.

This modest catalogue provides an excellent introduction to and survey of the paintings of Sigmar Polke, one of the most significant artists of the last 50 years. Since the 1960s, Polke has been making paintings of a deeply ironic nature, works that make fun of the tropes that have dominated the world of modern art. As such, he has situated himself as something of a participant-critic in the dialogue concerning the relevance of painting in recent decades, and has made one of the strongest cases imaginable for its continuing relevance. With 50 color reproductions of important works from all periods of his career, as well as texts by the curators of both the Louisiana Museum in Denmark and the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway, Sigmar Polke: Alchemist is a welcome addition to the Polke literature.

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LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

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Hardcover, 8.75 x 10.25 in. / 88 pgs / 58 color / 10 bw / 10 duotone.

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Sigmar PolkeSigmar Polke

Editions 1967-2000

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Artwork by Sigmar Polke. Edited by Claus von der Osten, Martin Hentschel. Text by Jurgen Becker.

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.25 x 12 in. / 416 pgs / 205 color / 205 bw

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 10/2/2000
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2000

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ISBN 9783775709576 TRADE
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STATUS: Out of print | 12/19/2005

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Sigmar Polke: The Three Lies Of PaintingSigmar Polke: The Three Lies Of Painting

Published by Cantz.
Artwork by Sigmar Polke. Contributions by Rudi Fuchs, Rudi Fuchs, Charles Haxthausen. Text by Hans Belting.

Featuring more than 250 works from 1962 to 1997, this is the first full scale monograph to be devoted to the work of the iconoclastic German painter, Sigmar Polke. With contributions by an international team of distinguised scholars and curators, this publication offers a thorough examination of the artist's work, life, iconography, and influences.

PUBLISHER
CANTZ

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10 x 11.25 in. / 360 pgs / 230 color / 60 bw

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 10/2/1997
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 1997

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ISBN 9783893229253 TRADE
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STATUS: Out of print | 4/24/2004

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TransitTransit

Published by Cantz.
Artwork by Sigmar Polke.

PUBLISHER
CANTZ

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 140 pgs / 30 color / 110 bw

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 4/2/1997
Out of print

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CATALOG: SPRING 1997

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783893228942 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $35.00 CDN $35.00

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STATUS: Out of print | 4/22/2000

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Sigmar Polke: Photoworks

When Pictures Vanish

Published by Scalo Publishers/Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Artwork by Sigmar Polke. Edited by Paul Schimmel. Text by Maria Hamburg Kennedy.

PUBLISHER
SCALO PUBLISHERS/MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10.25 X 11 in. / 256 pgs / 263 color / 34 bw

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 2/2/1996
Out of print

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CATALOG: SPRING 1996

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ISBN 9781881616658 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $85.00 CDN $85.00

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STATUS: Out of print | 8/15/2005

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Sigmar Polke: The Early Drawings, 1963-1969Sigmar Polke: The Early Drawings, 1963-1969

Published by Gachnang & Springer.
Artwork by Sigmar Polke.

A masterful view of Polke's early drawings, which demonstrate the versatility and wry commentary that have made this German artist a lasting force in the international art world.

PUBLISHER
GACHNANG & SPRINGER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9 x 13 / 106 pgs / 100 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 9/2/1991
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 1991

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ISBN 9783906127279 TRADE
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STATUS: Out of print | 4/15/1999

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Sigmar Polke: The Early Drawings

1963-1969

Published by Gachnang & Springer.
Artwork by Sigmar Polke.

PUBLISHER
GACHNANG & SPRINGER

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 13 / 216 pgs / 100 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 1/2/1987
Out of print

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CATALOG: UNKNOWN 1990

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783906127026 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $175.00 CDN $175.00

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STATUS: Out of print | 4/23/2003

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