Sigmar Polke: Starting from Willich by Laszlo Glozer

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Hardback, 144 pages
Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König (September 2015)
ISBN: 9783863357740
Languages: English and German [dual language edition]
Selected by Gerhard Steidl

Sigmar Polke remains one of the best known of the German “Capitalist Realists”. Gerhard Steidl says, “I printed for Polke many, many years ago and I have always loved his work. This is painting with photography.” Working across mediums, Polke’s diverse oeuvre is harder to categorise than those of his contemporaries, such as Gerhard Richter. The images collected in this volume display his photographic experimentation, with solarisation and chemicals, offering an otherworldly, and almost transcendental series of images. 

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Tank _summer 16_books _61Sigmar Polke, Ohne Titel (Im Kongresshaus), 1976. Photograph © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Tank _summer 16_books _62Sigmar Polke, Ohne Titel (Sizilien), 1978. Photograph © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn