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Sigmar Polke

[German Pop Artist, 1941-2010]

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Original works by Sigmar Polke available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteGuggenheim Bilbao, Spain

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Bunnies, 1966
Stairwell (Treppenhaus), 1982

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Untitled, Düsseldorf, 1968

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
6 works online when last checked

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Sigmar Polke: Works on Paper, 1963-1974

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Norway

De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Netherlands
Click "works in collection"

Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC) Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Ohne Titel, 1981

Sigmar Polke in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
untitled (vase), 1966

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Ashes to Ashes

Museumslandschaft Hessen, Germany (in German)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Tip: On the zoom-in page, use the slider bar to magnify the image)

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Why Can't I Stop Smoking?, 1964

Schleswig-Holstein Museums, Germany
2 works online

Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
Click on "P" and page forward for "Polke"

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
2 paintings online as you scroll down the page

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteSigmar Polke at The Artchive

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Additional Image Search Tools:   NEW!
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           Flickr: "Sigmar Polke"   
Google Images: "Sigmar Polke"   
Bing Images: "Sigmar Polke"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Collection New York (a private collector who has put some of his or her collection online)

sigmar polke 'history of everything'

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Deutsche Bank Artmag
Sigmar Polke in the Tate Modern

Frieze Magazine

Frieze Magazine
"Cosmic Rays"

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 81): Sigmar Polke

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 33): Sigmar Polke

Tate Gallery, London, UK
Biography only

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Sigmar Polke - sorry I missed you", 2010 article by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Moving targets", 2003 review by Adrian Searle

The New Yorker
"Many-colored Glass", 2008 article by Peter Schjeldahl

The New Yorker
"Lens Crafter", brief 2009 review by Peter Schjeldahl

Time Magazine
"Mocker of All Styles", 1999 article by Robert Hughes

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Sigmar Polke: Works on Paper 1963-1974

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Sigmar Polke: The Three Lies of Painting


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