Manuscript Collection

Sigmar Polke Photograph Collection Accession 1420

Title

Sigmar Polke Photograph Collection Accession 1420

Authors

Sigmar Polke

Files

Download Nyehaus Press Release - Sigmar Polke Exhibition (2005) (528 KB)

Identifier

Accession 1420 - M703 (759)

Inclusive Dates

2005

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

32 pieces

Language

English; French; German;

Historical Note

Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) was a German painter and photographer who was forced into exile from East Germany as a boy. He experimented with a wide range of styles, subject matters and materials. In the 1970s, he concentrated on photography, returning to paint in the 1980s, when he produced abstract works created by chance through chemical reactions between paint and other products.

Scope and Content Note

The Sigmar Polke Photograph Collection consists of a boxed publication including an essay by Mariette Althaus and 32 actual size Polke images which was purchased in connection to a November10-December 24, 2005 exhibition titled Sigmar Polke: Photographs 1969-1974 at Nyehaus in New York.

Provenance

The Sigmar Polke Photograph Collection were give to the Archives on Sept. 24, 2012.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Sigmar Polke Photograph Collection Accession 1420

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