‘Sigmar Polke skilfully deploys photography as the ultimate measure of reality. Forays into extended, intensified techniques and technology have been sparked by heightened awareness and geographical digressions: street sensibilities, nightlife, lowlife, underworld.’ — Bice Curiger
Sigmar Polke (1941 – 2010) was a German painter and photographer known for experimenting with many different styles, often working with unconventional materials and subject matter.
This hardback publication was produced on occasion of the artist’s major exhibition Fotografien [Photography] at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden in 1990.
It reproduces hundreds of rare, beguiling images by Polke in addition to archival exhibitions of museum exhibitions. The publication also includes many texts including essays by Jochen Poetter and Bice Curiger.