Sigmar Polke Rebels at MoMA

Interesting retrospective by a most diverse artist. Note the artist’s clever spirit for adventure and experimentation. I think I love Sigmar Polke.

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DSC_9532 The first large-scale US retrospective of legendary German artist Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) opens this weekend at MoMA .  Sigmar Polke is one considered to be one of the most experimental artists of the 20th century and the works on view demonstrate this perfectly.  From his enormous paintings on materials as flimsy as bubble wrap or printed textiles, there is not one medium that defines his almost 50 year-long career.

Films, photography, sculpture, drawings, collage and paintings are all part of the collection on show at this vast and fascinating retrospective. Different periods of his work are clearly inspired by the times he was painting and no doubt his contemporaries, with amazing pieces of pop art and abstract expressionism.

A witty, clever and awe-inspiring show that is grounded in the artists deep skepticism of all things authoritarian, many of the pieces in the show give pause for thought.  The show debuts in…

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