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SIGMAR POLKE. {Cover title: Sigmar Polke: Paintings, Photographs and Films.} New edition. Gloria Moure. Ediciones Poligrafa, S.A., Barcelona, 2014. 20_21 Collection. Original edition published 2005 {Worldwide 124198}. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 328 pp. with 341 ills. (226 col., one tipped-in). 26 x 22 cm. ISBN 9788434313378 In English.
Publisher's description: This beautifully produced volume is the updated and revised edition of Poligrafa's 2005 publication of the same name, which was designed and conceived in collaboration with the artist and includes documentation from his private archives. Sigmar Polke: Paintings, Photographs and Films is also the only publication to include a critical overview of the artist's films, and to examine the abiding import of Goya's painting, "El tiempo de las Viejas" ("The Time of the Old Women"), to Polke's oeuvre in general. (The new cover shows Polke photographing this painting in The Beaux Arts Museum in Lille, France.) Throughout, the volume demonstrates how Polke interpreted images of reality rather than reality itself, while also satirizing tendencies in contemporary painting, interrogating the role of the artist as author, dismantling the visual rhetoric of media photography and always embarking upon the most magnificent flights of imagination. Sigmar Polke: Paintings, Photographs and Films affirms the artist's oft-quoted observation that "there has to be an element of risk-taking for me, in my work."
Artist(s):Polke, Sigmar
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Post-1970 — Painting, Several Media
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 162796
Hardcover $75.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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