Sigmar Polke, an artist of infinite, often ravishing pictorial jest, whose sarcastic and vibrant layering of found images and maverick, chaos-provoking painting processes left an indelible mark on the last four decades of contemporary painting, died yesterday in Cologne, Germany. He was 69; the cause was complications of cancer, according to Gordon Veneklasen, a partner at the Michael Werner Gallery New York, the artistís chief American representative.

((one of my all time fav's, fell in love with his work when i moved to NYC in 84))
- Skinny 6-11-2010 10:56 pm

And qualifies a psychedelic artist of a sort. Fond memories of the retrospective in DC as a stop on our Buttholes road trip in '91.
- alex 6-11-2010 11:34 pm [add a comment]

RIP, great artist
- tom moody 6-12-2010 4:08 am [add a comment]

Yes great time Dr, thanks as you made me remember I saw all 4 USA retrospect's (DC, SF, Chicago, Brooklyn and all were different) in 91 and all around rock shows (Buttholes or Greatful Dead).
- Skinny 6-12-2010 11:53 am [add a comment]

all over ness
- bill 6-10-2014 6:41 pm [add a comment]

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