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POLKE, SIGMAR prints

SIGMAR POLKE, Ortsbestimmung, 1998 [screen print]

SIGMAR POLKE, Ortsbestimmung, 1998
50 x 70 cm
screen print
edition 70 + XX AP
signed, numbered
pristine
€ 4.300,- plus € 32,- registered mail

 

History of prices:
Artax, Düsseldorf, May 2003 € 1.250
Germanposters.de April 2009 € 1.200
Edition Staeck, Düsseldorf September 2010 € 2.100
Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam January 2013 € 1.750
Edition Staeck, Düsseldorf April 2017 € 4.100
Korn Stiftung, Ilmmünster, Germany April 2018 € 4.100
Edition Staeck, Düsseldorf April 2018 € 4.100
The Archive is Limited, Amsterdam February 2019 € 3.650

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POLKE, SIGMAR printed matter signed art books

SIGMAR POLKE, The Editioned Works 1963 – 2000, 2000 [signed catalogue raisonné]

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SIGMAR POLKE, The Editioned Works 1963 – 2000, 2000
30,5 x 24,2 x 4,2 cm
catalogue raisonné, 424 pp., weight 2,6 kgs
signed on dust cover
published by Hate Canz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany
pristine condition, very rare
€ 840,- including registered mail




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POLKE, SIGMAR prints

SIGMAR POLKE, Hallucie, 1998

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SIGMAR POLKE, Hallucie, 1998
70 x 50 cm / 27.6 × 19.5 inches
screen print on cardboard
numbered, signed,
edition 70 + XX
published by Edition Klaus Staeck, Heidelberg, Germany
good condition, although slight bending in darker area of lower part of print: ask for details
€ 1.750,- plus € 30,- registered mail



Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) rarely gave interviews, and on the few occasions when he did so, his responses frustrated the interviewer’s quest for information. Similarly, he wrote very few artist statements. The relative lack of guidance from the artist has meant that viewers and those who write about Polke’s work must take risks, makes guesses, puzzle things out for themselves. Here in ‘Hallucie’ alluding with faces that may be found within the dots of a printer’s screen is obvious.

The edition “Hallucie” is part of the MoMA Print Collection, New York, USA.

 

History of prices:
Klaus Staeck Editionen: € 2.400,- February 2015
Klaus Staeck Editionen: € 2.400,- April 2017
Kunsthaus Artes, Germany: € 2.400,- April 2018
Korff-Stiftung, Ilmmünster, Germany: € 2.800,- November 2019

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POLKE, SIGMAR prints

SIGMAR POLKE, Ohne Titel, 1989

SIGMAR POLKE, Untitled, 1989
98,5 x 69 cm / 38.5 x 27 inches
screen print on Schoellershammer 250 grams/m²
signed, edition 940
published by Griffelkunst Vereinigung, Hamburg, Germany
€ 3.400,-

Sigmar Polke was the practicioner of large-scale works whose interest in cartoon and mass media was once called Capitalist Realism in Germany, and whose intensely varied marks yielded a lifelong inventiveness with form, media and chance.

The screen print edition Untitled 1989 of the Griffelkunst Vereinigung is part of the MoMA Print Collection, New York, USA.

History of prices: see various sites on internet

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POLKE, SIGMAR prints

SIGMAR POLKE, Ohne Titel, 1988

SIGMAR POLKE, Untitled, 1988
98,5 x 69 cm / 38.5 x 27 inches
screen print on Schoellershammer 250 grams/m²
signed, edition 940
published by Griffelkunst Vereinigung, Hamburg, Germany
splendid condition
€ 3.800,- plus € 75,- courier costs
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Sigmar Polke was the practicioner of large-scale works whose interest in cartoon and mass media was once called Capitalist Realism in Germany, and whose intensely varied marks yielded a lifelong inventiveness with form, media and chance.

The screen print edition Untitled 1989 of the Griffelkunst Vereinigung is part of the MoMA Print Collection, New York, USA.

History of prices: see various auction results.

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artist's books POLKE, SIGMAR

SIGMAR POLKE, Mu nieltnam netorruprup, 1975

SIGMAR POLKE, Mu nieltnam netorruprup, 1975
21 x 15 cm
offset, 160 pp. with 101 ill.
published by Kunsthalle zu Kiel / Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein, Kiel 1975
German language. Perfect condition.
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam

History of prices, offered by:
Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam          € 900,-   July 2009

During the 1970s Sigmar Polke travelled extensively, concentrating heavily on photography as a medium. Both in painting and printing his work often has an experimental flavour. This book is half catalogue with a list of 31 prints and half artist’s book which in the second part shows a series of 101 printed photos about dog/bear fights, men from the Far East gathering and smoking in contrast to photos of Hell’s Angels, police and rich people in the West. This chapter called Mu nieltnam netorruprup is equal to the title of print number 31 in the list of works in the first part of the book.

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POLKE, SIGMAR prints

SIGMAR POLKE, Höhere Wesen befahlen: rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen!, n.d. [signed postcard]

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SIGMAR POLKE, Höhere Wesen befahlen: rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen!, n.d.
14,8 x 10,5 cm
offset postcard, signed, very rare
postcard published by Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Germany 
p.o.r.

 

This card has been published as part of a set of 10 and was not as such signed. Nevertheless in combination with the René Block poster ‘Höhere Wesen befahlen: rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen!’ this signed postcard creates an authorization of both the card and the poster that is different from the original painting, due to the added shadow in the print.

 

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SIGMAR POLKE, Höhere Wesen befahlen: rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen!, 1969

SIGMAR POLKE, Hoehere Wesen befahlen: rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen!, 1969
96 x 72 cm (93 x 68,5)

offset print on thin paper, framed behind anti UV-light glass
edition unknown
published by Edition René Block, Berlin, Germany
pristine condition, extremely rare (until today TAIL never detected this edition on internet or sites of antiquarians)
€ 16.000,- + transport costs

 

Sigmar Polke favoured a plan to have a cheap version in print of his painting ‘Höhere Wesen befahlen: rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen!’ Both the painting and the print caused irritation of the public.

This is printed matter on remarkable thin paper and may be considered as a work on its own. The painting has been photographically reproduced with several additions to its original and so to its all-over appearance. In the lower part of the reproduced painting in the print a hue-like horizontal shadow (in text part) causes depth and a kind of snapshot-like liveliness. With the shadow lines of dots on the left and bottom around the work a second dimension is created; as if the light comes from the top right side. Hence more than just a mere reproduction.