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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 [link] [4 comments]