Sigmar Polke - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 17, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Erhard Klein, Bonn
    Galerie CCD, Dusseldorf
    Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
    Christie's, New York, November 13, 1998, lot 149
    Julien J. Studley, New York (acquired at the above sale)
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "By making pictures, you learn the many different properties of photography. I use those properties differently than, say, an advertising agency would, but we're both operating in the same reality. A face painted by Picasso occupies the same reality as a portrait by Stieglitz." -Sigmar Polke



signed "S. Polke 75" on the reverse
spraypaint on photosensitized canvas
16 x 19 1/2 in. (40.6 x 49.5 cm.)
Painted in 1975.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $150,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 November 2016