Sigmar Polke Photograph Collection Accession 1420
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Accession 1420 - M703 (759)
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English; French; German;
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.
The Sigmar Polke Photograph Collection were give to the Archives on Sept. 24, 2012.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Sigmar Polke Photograph Collection Accession 1420". Finding Aid 1079.
LC Subject Headings
Polke, Sigmar--Exhibitions; Photography, Artistic--Exhibitions