Editioned work holds a special place within Sigmar Polkeʼs artistic oeuvre. To him it represented another possibility for conducting intensive and excessive variations on his experiments, enabling an endless discourse between himself and the world.
Like an alchemist, he expected different techniques to serve his creative ego, thus his editions comprise objects, books, folders, photography, photocopies, collages and numerous prints.
This catalogue contains all of the artistʼs editions, a total of around 200 works.
Accompanies the exhibition Sigmar Polke – The Editions, 28 Apr – 27 Aug 2017, The Collectors Room, Berlin. Curated by Tereza de Arruda.
German and English text.