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Sigmar Polke
Works on paper  1963 - 1974
16 July - 17 Oktober 1999


The recent comprehensive retrospective in the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn and the
Nationalgalerie Berlin firmly established Sigmar Polke’s reputation as one of the
leading artists of the present day.

Polke PlakatAlongside his paintings, Polke has been creating a graphic œuvre of considerable dimensions and particular significance since the early 1960s. These drawings have an individual character, accompanying the paintings with their tremendous wealth of pictorial and creative ideas.

Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this exhibition in the Hamburg Kunsthalle will be the only European showing of an extensive survey of Polke’s drawings, from the small format works of the 1960s to the picture-sized works of the 1970s, plus a number of previously unknown sketchbooks.

The exhibition will be accompagnied by an approx.
250 page catalogue with illustrations of almost all the exhibits. The exhibition itself will contain around
200 drawings in various techniques from major European and American collections.

Hamburger Kunsthalle Glockengießerwall 20095 Hamburg
Telephone 040 - 428 131 200 Facsimile 040 - 428 54 34 09